Directorate of University Special Services

Prof. Helen Atieno
Prof. Helen AtienoDirector

PURPOSE: The Directorate aims at the prevention, management and treatment of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADA) in the University.


  • HIV testing services
  • Counseling
  • Sensitization on HIV/AIDS, ADA and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
  • Research
  • HIV Testing Services Course ( 3 weeks professional course)
General Functions
  1. Review ICT policy, strategies and plans in line with the University automation priorities;
  2. Recommend University wide ICT budget and the allocation of ICT resources among users departments;
  3. Consider and consolidate ICT requirements for various University functions, staff and students;
  4. Monitor and evaluate the performance of large ICT projects;
  5. Consider and recommend quality of service measures to enhance service delivery to various cadres of end users;
  6. Scrutinize any hardware and software license agreements with vendors and service level agreements with Internet Service Providers and advise Management Board and Senate accordingly; and
  7. Address any other ICT strategic and policy matters as may be referred by the Management Board and Senate.

2. Technical Functions
  1. Network design, planning, installation and maintenance
  2. Hardware and Software configuration, testing, installation, License Control and support.
  3. Implementation and Monitoring of the best practice information related security processes.
  4. Project co-ordination for both in-house and outsourced infrastructure-based projects
  5. Provision of Email and Internet and related services.
  6. End user ICT training, Data management services and Technical Support Services
  7. Website design and development, maintenance and support.
Sensitization Message on HIV/AIDS

HIV VIRUS is present in blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk and other body fluids.



  • The University has VCT centres for free voluntary testing. The VCT operates from Monday to Friday 8:00am -5:00pm.
  • Free HIV testing can be accessed at any government facility.


There is no cure for HIV but there is effective treatment by use of Anti-retroviral drugs. (ARVS)

IS HIV PREVENTABLE: YES! Abstain! Zero grace! Use condoms consistently and correctly.