Prof. David Gichoya, Vice-Chancellor
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“The world is fast moving towards a knowledge economy, with Kenya’s vision 2030 anchored towards its achievement. The School of Science and Technology is here to equip you with 21st century skills that will enable you to become globally competitive”


Prof David Gichoya is an Associate Professor of Information Technology and the Vice Chancellor of the Kenya Methodist University.  Prof Gichoya has served in Academia for over 24 years teaching, supervising and researching in the wider area of Computer Science/Information Technology.  He holds a PhD degree in Information and Computer Sciences from Loughborough University (2007 – UK), an MSc in Computer Science and Application from Shanghai University (1996 – China) and a Bed degree in Business Studies from Kenyatta University (1988).  In 2012 he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and in 2016 he was awarded a fellowship at the Free University of Brussels.  Prof Gichoya has researched and published extensively (Google Scholar).  Among his notable publications are: Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology Systems for Healthcare Provision in Low & Middle Income Countries, Outsourcing information communication technology services in selected public university libraries in Kenya, New and Innovative Application of Mobile Phone Technology in the Western Region of Kenya and Challenges of Implementing E-Learning in Kenya: A Case of Kenyan Public Universities. 

Prof Gichoya has been an external examiner for 7 universities, peer reviewer with the Commission for University Education (Kenya) and Council for Higher Education (Namibia). He has attended various workshops in ICT, finance, administration, pension and on general administration. He was actively involved in funded projects including World Bank Project, MHO (Netherlands) and VLIR (Belgium). 

During his years in the University, he has successfully supervised over 30 postgraduate students and he has been a mentor to many undergraduate students.

Previous Work Experience

  • Moi University 1997 – On leave
  • Ministry of Labour/Ministry of Manpower Development and Employment (1992 – 1997)
  • Ministry of Education (1988 – 1992)

Research Interests

  • ICT Implementation
  • ICT Application in Service Delivery
  • Artificial Intelligence

Professional Affiliations

  • Computer Society of Kenya
  • Ruiru Club
  • Eldoret Club
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