STRUCTURE FOR RESEARCH PROJECT AND THESIS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

OF

AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

SCHOOL FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

STRUCTURE FOR RESEARCH PROJECT AND THESIS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. STRUCTURE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL

A) Title page to include:

i. Title

  • A concise statement of the main topic and should identify the variables.
  • Should be a reflection of the contents of the document. – Fully explanatory when standing alone.
  • Should not contain redundancies such as ‘a study of…..or ‘an investigation of……
  • Abbreviations should not appear in the title.
  • Scientific names should be in italics.
  • Should contain 12 to 15 words. ii. Author’s name and affiliation

ii. Author’s name and affiliation

  • Avoid use of words like ‘By’….. ‘from”…..
  • Preferred order of names- start with 1st, middle followed by the last name.
  • Full names should be used, initials should be avoided.
  • Titles like Dr. should not appear in the names.

The affiliation should be well illustrated i.e. ‘A thesis/ research project submitted to the Department of ………in the School for Human Resource Development in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of …….. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.’

The year should follow at the bottom of the caption.

Note:

For proposals (spiral bound) the cover page should include the title, author and affiliation (all on one page) and centered.

B) Declaration – Should include both the candidate’s and the supervisor’s declaration and duly signed.

This proposal/thesis is my original work and has not been presented for a degree in any other University …………………. ………………… Signature Date This proposal/thesis has been submitted for examination with my approval as University Supervisor

About the author

Dr. Muchelule

Dr. Muchelule has a Doctorate degree in project management,
masters in project management, with another ongoing Ph.D. in
management information systems, Bachelor of Science in computer science, ISO certified systems auditor, IT Governance as well as a child protection certified expert from Harvard University, Microsoft Certified IT, professional expert, from Microsoft U.S.A., Certified senior management expert as well
as strategic leadership development expert from Kenya School of Government with over 15 years of experience in ICT, project management, and Monitoring Evaluation. Currently, he is ACCA Strategic Business Leadership National Award-Winning Mentor (2022), Grasshoppers Global Award-Winning ICT Mentor, Florida U.S.A (2019), and IBM Research Africa Emerging Technology Mentorship Award (2018). Dr. Muchelule is a key facilitator in the Office of Registrar of Political Parties(ORPP), Kenya on its mandate, As well as lead trainer/facilitator to Kajiado County Ward Managers on Monitoring & evaluation, Gulf cap top management facilitator on project design, monitoring
& evaluation on Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project Mombasa County, Kenya, Key technical member on monitoring & evaluation of Kenya Judiciary, Co-Consultant with Africa
Population & Health Research Centre (APHRC) on the development of Kenya National Sanitation Policy, Lead consultant in the Development of Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning (MEL) Plan For National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ)- Court Users Committees (CUC), Lead consultant on the development of Gender Policy for the Kenya Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU); lead consultant on Systems Analysis and Design For Projects Information Management System for Kenya's national water harvesting and storage authority(NWHSA), Team member in the development of Kenya judiciary strategic plan, lead consultant Kenya National Treasury in the Development of Standard Methodological Manual for Project Level Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting, ICT authority Technical committee member on Digital Literacy Program Implementation among Public Schools in Kenya, lead consultant in Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada (“MEDA”) on Equitable Prosperity through Private Sector Development (MSAWA Project).
He is among the Founder and Executive Director of the MettaMetta Foundation western region of Kenya, Technical Projects Advisor at The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), An adjunct Lecturer at Kenya School of Law, a lecturer in both public and
private sectors in Kenya namely Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Moi University, Umma University an External Examiner at Azteca University Canada & Mexico, External curriculum reviewer for Daystar, Kenya & South Eastern University of Kenya, a grasshopper’s faculty member in the U.S.A, PMI certified member U.S.A. With
working experience in development partner agencies like ACORD, MUBADIROON in sub-Sahara Africa, AMREF-Maanisha programme-Kenya, Mumias Muslim Community Programme (MUMCOP)Kenya, Technical and Financial Audit for a Safe Programming in Kakuma & Dadaab Refugee Camps by International Rescue Committee. Dr. Muchelule has published more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journals articles in various fields of applied, social & management sciences as well as on societies issues with applicable solutions to their problems through research; currently, he is a member of the community of Researchers for Global Journals for UK and USA and a Fellow Reviewer for both International Journal for Economics, Commerce, and Management, as well as an editorial research board member of Lakenya University, Kenya, and a coordinator of the
incubation hub as well research committee board member Umma University, Kenya; as well as a committee member of the ICT master plan for Kenya Vision 2030.

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