Pioneer International University Trust is the sponsoring body for Pioneer International University. The University received its Letter of Interim Authority in 2012, and is consistently working towards the full Charter accreditation. Pioneer International University is committed to developing and maintaining a governance and organizational structure that is effective, flexible, sustainable, transparent and viable.
This commitment is outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 whereby the following goals, in relation to governance and organizational structure, are prioritized:
- Reviewing and monitoring on a continuous basis the effectiveness of organizational structures and processes within the University;
- Outlining and revising key areas of accountability, roles and line management functions;
- Continuing the development of a robust quality assurance system to inform and support governance and organizational structures; and
- ensuring that strategic targets set for the University have built-in mechanisms for monitoring their effectiveness.
Our governance structure is designed to allow efficient and effective decision making. The University has three key governing organs: The Board of Trustees (B.O.T), The University Governing Council (U.G.C) and the University Management Board (U.M.B) that are incharge of day to day running of the university.
The University Governing Council (U.G.C) is the University’s supreme governing body providing strategic guidance and monitoring the activities and effectiveness of the management. The Council holds the responsibility of ensuring that the University’s overall mission, strategy, and direction are delivered through an effective framework of both governance and management. The Council constructively supports the Vice-Chancellor and the two decision-making bodies within the University, the University Management Board and the University Senate.
Pioneer International University is administered by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Gideon Maina J.K. (PhD.). As Vice-Chancellor is the University’s principal academic and Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the University Governing Council, he is responsible for the University’s academic standards, management and administration.
VC WELCOME NOTE
Welcome to Pioneer International University and thank you for your interest to study with us.
At PIU, we endeavor to be a world class market-driven institution that offers a mosaic of knowledge and skills to our students that stretch their minds to the possibilities and opportunities around them by creating ethical, responsible, and competitive global citizens.
Our mission is the advancement of knowledge through research and innovation, teaching and learning, and community service – a holistic process that produces high caliber and ethical leaders, nurture creativity and meet the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of stakeholders.
As a University, we have continued to make tremendous strides in the programmes we roll out. Our programmes are supported by qualified faculty and quality facilities to ensure that our students’ dreams are not only nurtured but also realized. We deliver training and assessments which are founded on industry needs and expectation.
If you are an ambitious person who seeks a challenge and is eager to discover and acquire knowledge that will help make a difference in your life and the world around you, then this is the place to be.
Once again, I welcome you to Pioneer International University (PIU).
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The Council as the University’s governing body has a collective responsibility to ensuring that the University’s overall mission and strategy are delivered through an effective framework of governance. It is responsible for the finance, property, investments and general business of the University, and for approving the general strategic direction of the institution. It brings independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance, resources and standards of conduct.
It has a majority of members that are external to and independent of the University, from whom its Chair is drawn. Also included in its membership are representatives of the staff of the University
The principal committees of the Council include:
- Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
- Strategy, Finance, & Development Committee
- Human Capital & Governance Committee
University Management Board is the principal management committee of the University and it ensures the effective leadership, coordination and management of the activities of the University. Its membership is made up of the Vice-Chancellor (Chair), Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Deans/Heads of Faculties and Directors of Professional Services.
The Management Board, in the day-to-day management of the College, collectively makes decisions in accordance with policies and procedures. It is further responsible for overseeing matters relating to University strategy. It oversees finalization of the University’s strategic plan and preparation of the annual University budget. Management Board monitors divisional performance against plans and budgets, the University’s capital program and major projects.
The principal committees of the Senate include:
- Sub-Committee 1
- Sub-Committee 2
- Sub-Committee 3
Pioneer International University is committed to maintaining and developing an organization that can deliver its mission according to the values of the University. The Directorate of Quality Assurance and Compliance (DQAC) has developed a quality assurance system that is based on these values and enhances the University’s ability to meet our strategic objectives.
We are committed to developing and embedding a quality culture that embodies continuous planning, defining, encouraging, assessing and improving practice. We believe that the students, staff and external stakeholders of our University are the pivotal actors in the process of embedding a quality culture.
The continuous process of QAC for PIU is critical in determining our educational commitment and the maintenance of high academic and programme standards. In this context, our academic review procedures are subject to the authority of Senate through the DQAC, responsible for the coordination, monitoring and implementation of all aspects of the Internal Quality Assurance Process (IQAP). The IQAP functions are dictated by the Quality Assurance Framework which outline the processes by which existing academic programs are reviewed, modified, or discontinued and new programs introduced. PIU’s IQAP will apply to the consideration of all academic programs.