Remembering Prof. George Magoha, Former Chairman of KENET Board of Trustees (2008 – 2015)

It is my sad duty to write this brief tribute to the late Professor George Magoha, who served as a KENET Trustee for 10 years, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for six and a half years (2008 – 2015). He was a Trustee nominee of the University of Nairobi (UoN), one of the five founding universities of the KENET Trust. We at KENET are grateful for all the support he offered us during his time as a Trustee and later as the CS for the Ministry of Education (MoE).

I remember Prof. Magoha as a decisive, dependable and brave leader who truly wanted to do good for the benefit of the academic community of Kenya. He could understand complex issues in any area, including engineering, in a very short time. Maybe that is what surgeons are trained to do. He taught me that all my presentations and requests, however complex, need not take longer than five minutes.

Updated Features on KENET Web Conference Platform V2.3

The KENET web conference platform which runs on the BigBlueButoon open-source software is used for group collaboration and remote teaching. The interactive platform supposrts real-time sharing of audio, video, chat, screen, slides (with whiteboard controls) and allows instructors to remotely engage with students using polls, emojis, multi-user whiteboard and breakout rooms.