Chair of Department's Message

Chair of Department’s Message

The CIT department focuses on creating an environment of Innovation, where students and faculty get a platform to practice and demonstrate incredible problem solving abilities for various issues within our society. The department has highly skilled faculty members on various areas in ICT, who provide one on one attention to students within the class rooms, practical lab work and in the implementation of real life solutions using ICT. The department aims to produce highly competent and disciplined students, who are skilled in specific areas of ICT such as Computer Programming, Mobile Programming, Web Development, Databases, Systems Architecture, Network Engineers, among others. This is achieved by providing areas of concentrations that address the specific areas in our programs. Besides the normal course curriculum, the department organizes short courses called Bootcamps to train students on new technologies and trends in ICT. Most of these short courses are sponsored by our partners and therefore availed for free to the students.

The CIT department has formed strong partnerships with local and international companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, CISCO, Technobrain, Seven Seas, among others to ensure that students are exposed to global technologies, enabling them to experience a world class ICT training, and have access to global career opportunities. Our alumni have excelled as entrepreneurs in the business and IT sector, as well as in the corporate sector, both locally and internationally.

The Innovation Center hosted by the CIT department enables students to develop innovations in a guided and professional way. The students are given local and international mentors for their ideas, and support in marketing their ideas and selling them to the local and international markets.

 


Why Us

  • We provide our students with a platform to become innovative through specific skills development in our courses and extra short courses such as bootcamps
  • Our Innovation Center enables students to implement their ideas into large scale projects that are implemented locally and internationally
  • Our lecturers are skilled in current ICT areas and provide one on one teaching and mentorship to students
  • Our pool of local and international partners provide opportunities for students to interact with local and international experts on specific areas of ICT
  • Our excellent ICT infrastructure such as internet all over the campus (classrooms, hostels, cafeterias, student center and relaxation grounds) keeps the student connected throughout
  • We work closely with our alumni to mentor students and provide internship and job opportunities. Our alumni are well spread in leading local, continental and global organizations such as Google, United Nations and World Bank.

 


Accreditations Networks and Affiliations of the school / department

Partnerships

We have formed partnerships with the following organizations that provide training, career and

research opportunities to our students, alumni and lecturers:-

1.IBM Logo 2.Microsoft Logo

3.CISCO logo 4.Technobrain Logo

5.Intel Logo 6.Seven Seas Logo

7.Global Business Labs Logo

8.vCalc Logo

Among others


Name
Dr. Bonface Ngari Ireri
Qualifications

PhD, University of Nairobi
MCA, Kenyatta University
PGDE, Kenyatta University
BSc, Egerton University

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Artificial Intelligence – Robotics;
Education – E-Learning, M-Learning and E-Readiness

Contacts bngari@anu.ac.ke

Name
Amos Gichamba
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, University of Nairobi
  • MSc IT, Strathmore University
  • BSc Computer Science, Africa Nazarene University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Mobile Computing,
  • Software Engineering,
  • mAgriculture
Contacts agichamba@anu.ac.ke

Name
Dr. Kendi Muchungi
Qualifications

PhD; University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom

MSc; University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom

PgDip; Humber College, Toronto, Canada

BSc: Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya

Areas of Teaching and Specializations

Computational Neuroscience

Web Design

Databases

Management (Project, Information and Knowledge)

Computer Modeling and Simulation

Publications
  1. 8th Annual Computing Department PhD Conference, University of Surrey
  2. 9th Annual Computing Department PhD Conference, University of Surrey
  3. 2012 PGR University of Surrey Conference.
  4. ICANN 2012 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland

(http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-33269-2_43),

  1. 2014 Bernstein Conference in Göttingen, Germany

(doi: 10.12751/nncn.bc2014.0048)

Contacts kmuchungi@anu.ac.ke

Name
Dr. Irene Mukiri
Qualifications

 

  • PhD, Kenyatta University
  • M. Ed Mathematics Education, Kenyatta University
  • B. Ed Arts, Egerton University

 

Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Mathematics
  • Education
Contacts rmukiri@anu.ac.ke

Name
Edward Ombui
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, University of Nairobi
  • MSc Applied Computer Science, University of Nairobi
  • BSc Computer Science, Africa Nazarene University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Natural Language Processing,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Machine Translation,
  • Quality Assurance,
  • Web-based application development,
  • Decision support systems
Contacts eombui@anu.ac.ke

Name
Kahenya, Paul N
Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, York St. John University, UK
  • MSc. (Pure Mathematics), JKUAT
  • M.Ed. (Curriculum Development), Kenyatta University
  • B.Ed, Egerton University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Curriculum Development
  • Training Teaching in Higher Education
Contacts pkahenya@anu.ac.ke

Name
Joram Makasa
Qualifications
  • MSc Computer Engineering, Vinnitsa State Technical University
  • BSc Computer Engineering, Vinnitsa State Technical University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Wireless Communications
Contacts jmakasa@anu.ac.ke

Name
James Obuhuma
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, Maseno University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Pedagogy: Africa Nazarene University (student)
  • MSc. in Computer Science: University of Nairobi
  • BSc. in Computer Science & Technology: Maseno University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Databases,
  • Web Application Development (HTML5 & PHP),
  • Computer Networking,
  • Cloud computing,
  • GPS/ GIS Programming
Contacts jobuhuma@anu.ac.ke

Name
Collins Oduor
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, University of Nairobi
  • MBA , University of Nairobi
  • Computer Science with Education, Kampala International University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Cloud Computing
Contacts coduor@anu.ac.ke

Name
Emmy Roche
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, Moi University
  • MSc Statistics, Kenyatta University
  • BeD Science (Double Mathematics), Kenyatta University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Statistics
Contacts eoroche@anu.ac.ke

Name
Victoria Mukami
Qualifications
  • PhD Candidate, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
  • MSc. Information System Technology – Wilmington University, DE, USA
  • BSc. Computer Technology – JKUAT
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Information Systems
  • Technology for development
  • Maternal Health and technology
Contacts vmukami@anu.ac.ke

Name
Ms. Jane Nteere
Qualifications
  • MSc IT Student, Strathmore University
  • BBIT, Africa Nazarene University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Security and Information Systems
Contacts jnteere@anu.ac.ke

Name
Edwin Onyango
Qualifications
  • MSc Student, University of Nairobi
  • BSc Computer Science, Africa Nazarene University
Areas of Teaching and Specializations
  • Computer Programming,
  • Web Applications Development
Contacts eonyango@anu.ac.ke

  • RUBY CONFERENCE 2016

    Africa Nazarene University in collaboration with Nairuby hosted a two day International Ruby Conference themed “Nurturing Entrepreneurship through Open Source Culture” at its main campus, Ongata Rongai on May 5 – 6, 2016.

    The conference brought together entrepreneurs, developers, open sources contributors and conferences speakers from all over the world targeting students, entrepreneurs and bloggers interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.
    Guest speaker Mr. Raymond T Hightower, a software developer, open source hardware enthusiast, founder of Wisdom Group and organizer of Chicago Ruby encouraged the participants on the need to be involved in Open Source culture citing that is the future of the African Continent.

    The forum’s speakers Dr Kendi Muchangi, Checha Jacob, Eugene Mutai, Ian Juma, Sawo Cliff, Manoj Mhangaramptt, Kelvin Mutuma, Kenneth Kinyanjui and Clement Habinshuti also shared their skills and knowledge on nurturing entrepreneurship through Open Source culture. This created an interactive and engaging session led by a moderator Bernard Banta on perception about Open Source software.

    ANU would like to appreciate Mr. Raymond T Hightower for taking time to grace the conference and sharing his invaluable knowledge and expertise. ANU also acknowledges the Nairuby team, ANU representatives, and Techweez representatives for organizing an insightful and successful conference. God Bless you!

    Truly, “What begins here, transforms the world”.

  • CYBER SECURITY BOOTCAMP

    Four students – Daniel Kanyi, Harriet Mwiti, Isaac Omondi, and Emmanuel Rusaka – attained the title “Application Security Specialist with IBM Security AppScan v8.7” with an instant electronic certificate award after successful completion of the IBM test.

    The students attained the prestigious international recognition after the successful completion of the Online IBM Academic Certificate test during the Cyber Security bootcamp at the Main Campus.

    In collaboration with IBM, the ANU Computer Science Department hosted the Cyber Security (Application Security Specialists) bootcamp as part of the IBM Academic Initiative program on November 12 – November 14, 2015.

    Facilitated by IBM trainers with support from faculty, the three day event attracted the participation of 34 Computer Science and BBIT students. Participants were exposed to the Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Top Ten Web application security vulnerabilities with their countermeasures clearly outlined and elaborated. Trainees were also taken through thorough hands-on training on how to use the  IBM Security AppScan Standard, a specialized tool used to investigate vulnerabilities in web applications.

    The bootcamp seeks to  strengthen the Academic Initiative collaboration between IBM and Africa Nazarene University aimed at imparting practical skills in emerging technologies, namely: Mobile Application Development and Administration; Cyber Security; Big Data Analytics; and Cloud Computing.

    ANU is proud of its Computer Science Departmenton their great accomplishment as they join the list of pioneer Kenyan Universities to host a Cyber Security Bootcamp of this magnitude.

    Truly, “What begins here, transforms the world.”

  • ANU SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LEADING GLOBAL ICT ORGANIZATION.

    ANU and Techno Brain, a leading Global ICT organization, partnered on November 4, 2015, in a three year agreement that will seek to equip young professionals and the youth in Kenya with high- end ICT and leadership skills.

    The collaboration will, for the first time in the African Continent, see the deployment of a world class Center of Excellence for imparting high end ICT professional and student training in key areas of Banking, Insurance, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource specializations. This, notwithstanding access to innovation and incubation programs; general ICT awareness and literacy; skills development and internship programs; best practice sharing on process improvement and joint research initiatives.

    Primarily targeting the University’s faculty and students, the Center of Excellence will offer mentoring and internship opportunities supported by the latest industry practices.

    Speaking at the MOU sign off, Mr. Anand Mohan Chief Operations Officer Techno Brain commended the achievements and expectations of the joint exercise which sought to develop ICT workforce skills catering to the industry and academia.

    “This partnership will play a crucial role in augmenting professional skills and bettering skill set preparation of students and graduates for them to meet the challenges of the job market.” Mr. Anand Mohan

    “This cornerstone of this collaboration is to empower the youth by providing experiential industrial training and employment opportunities which will go a long way in nurturing and sustaining an ICT ready workforce to meet the needs of the industry.” Mr. Aajay Alva, Director Training Strategic Alliances, Techno Brain.

    Speaking at the ceremony, DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Rodney Reed expressed the University’s commitment to the partnership asserting that it is in tandem with the University’s mission.

    “We see great potential in this partnership especially in at a time where students require various academic accreditation to stand out in the job market. This is not withstanding the numerous opportunities we are presenting our students and faculty to embrace technology, which is vital in today’s society.” Prof. Rodney Reed.

    ANU would like to thank the CIT Department through its Chair Dr. Bonface Ngari and Assistant Chair Mr. Amos Gichamba for working towards the fruition of this partnership agreement. We also extend our appreciation to the Techno Brain team for forging this partnership and look forward to a promising future.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”

  • CIT MOBILE BOOTCAMP

    ANU’s Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department championed a two day mobile boot camp targeting Business and Information Technology (BBIT) and Computer Science students. The bootcamp was sponsored by Africa’s Talking Ltd, a Kenyan mobile solutions company started by two Kenyans Eston Kimani and Samuel Gikandi, both graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with operations in Kenya and other parts of Africa.

    The bootcamp focused on mobile messaging technologies giving students an opportunity to acquire skills on development of SMS programs, USSD programs such as mobile banking systems, voice applications that allow users to call and interact with an automated voice response as well as programs that automatically send airtime to subscribers.

    Africa’s Talking also offered ANU students a platform where they can directly test their personalized programs, offering them experiential training, industry practice and an edge to explore entrepreneurial opportunities using the provided mobile tools and infrastructure.

    ANU would like to thank Africa’s Talking Ltd. for partnering with ANU and portraying their commitment towards higher education and its transformation. We also acknowledge the visiting facilitators and the department’s lecturers for organizing an insightful camp. God Bless you.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”

  • JAVASCRIPT BOOTCAMP.

    Computer programming (often programming) is a process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable programs.

    ANU Computer Science, BBIT and IT students represented by various countries including: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Kenya had a 5 day JavaScript boot camp from 17th, 18th: 21st – 23rd July 2014. The boot camp was held at the senior lab, main campus. Ongata Rongai steered by the CIT Chairperson, Dr. Boniface Ngari, the CIT deputy, Mr. Amos Gichamba and Mr. James Obuhuma, an IT lecturer.

    The boot camp saw young facilitators; Chase Marangu from Carlifonia and Kinya Marangu from Rosslyn Academy take the students through presentations drawing inspirations and examples from Brian Christian’s book; ‘The most human human.’

    The sessions saw the group go through Events & Animation, a session that was facilitated by Tony Mutai, a Computer Science student at ANU, Chase and Kinya that explained on actions that one does with a browser. These actions included: Event types, mouse events and animating styles.

    The group was privileged to have ANU’s Vice Chancellor Prof Leah. T. Marangu who was present in all the boot camp sessions. She encouraged the group to share the knowledge they gathered and use it to solve arising and existing problems to enable create a better Africa and the world.

    She concluded the day by urging the group to share the knowledge they acquired and thanked the department and all who were present for their sacrifice to learn and create a better place.

    The boot camp ended with the awarding of certificates to the participants.

    We thank the ICT department for creating a wonderful opportunity for all young innovators to learn and create a better environment and all the students who took part.

    What begins here, transforms the world.

  • CIT MOBILE BOOTCAMP

    ANU’s Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department championed a two day mobile bootcamp targeting Business and Information Technology (BBIT) and Computer Science students. The bootcamp was sponsored by Africa’s Talking Ltd, a Kenyan mobile solutions company started by two Kenyans Eston Kimani and Samuel Gikandi, both graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with operations in Kenya and other parts of Africa.

    The bootcamp focused on mobile messaging technologies giving students an opportunity to acquire skills on development of SMS programs, USSD programs such as mobile banking systems, voice applications that allow users to call and interact with an automated voice response as well as programs that automatically send airtime to subscribers.

    Africa’s Talking also offered ANU students a platform where they can directly test their personalized programs, offering them experiential training, industry practice and an edge to explore entrepreneurial opportunities using the provided mobile tools and infrastructure.

    ANU would like to thank Africa’s Talking Ltd. for partnering with ANU and portraying their commitment towards higher education and its transformation. We also acknowledge the visiting facilitators and the department’s lecturers for organizing an insightful camp. God Bless you.

    “What begins here, transforms the world”