Background

The office of the Vice President for Research and Community Services (VPRCS) is accountable to the President of the University. It leads three core processes: namely Research and Publication, Community Services and University-Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer (UIL/TTD) directorate offices. The office of VPRCS plays a vital role in directing, shaping up and monitoring its Research, Community services and the UIL/TTD initiatives being carried out by the university both within the institution and outside. It also shares the vision, mission and values of the university and works in ensuring these are achieved.Three Directorates are accountable to the office of VPRCS. The Directorates are responsible in ensuring quality in research at individual, team of researchers and institutional level maintained and community engagement is strengthened through a collaborative and a resource sharing principles where the community’s heart-felt needs are addressed and its welfare is safeguarded.