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Posted on: 12-10-2016

For the Nomination Form, click on the link below;
Nomination Form RMC 2016

Posted on: 10-10-2016

Not many women in African countries, especially in the SMEs Sector, have fully appreciated the role of standards, metrology and conformity assessment in value addition, industrialisation, market creation and access and the overall augmentation of their economies on continental and global scales.

Insufficient knowledge and lack of awareness on the need and importance of standardization especially amongst government policy makers, industry/SMEs, consumers, and other general public is a major impediment.

Hence, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in collaboration with ARSO are running an essay competition targeting students aged between 18-35 years with a goal to create awareness on standardization and conformity assessment.

Students from higher learning institutions - colleges and universities are encouraged to take part in the National Essay Competition and eventually compete at the continental level if they emerge top 3.

Details of the National Essay Competition.
Who: The National Essay competition is open to universities & colleges students under of 35 years.

Theme: "Role of Standardization in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women"

Winners: The competition will attract 3 category winners: at National, Regional and Continental Level as well as a sponsorship for a round trip to attend the next African Organization for Standardization General Assembly in Burkina Faso in 2017.
The top three (3) winners of the Essay will cash prize of KES.70, 000,
60,000, 50,000 respectively and a chance to compete with other
candidates from across the continent.

Submission Deadline: Essay must be submitted to by midnight of 1st December 2016.

For More Information Download Documents Below;

1. Press Release - Continental Standards Body & KEBS Reaches Out to Universities
2. The 4th Annual National ARSO Competition (Detailed Document)
3. Registration Form

Posted on: 24-08-2016

Posted on: 17-08-2016

The Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality Management and Conformity Assessment. The Laboratory Management Seminar is one such training meant for laboratory personnel, research scientists, Quality Controllers, Quality Inspectors, practising professionals and Managers in Industry/Organizations who intend to or are implementing good laboratory practice.
The purpose of this course is to impart skills on the principles and practices of an effective laboratory quality system in accordance to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
The five day course provides an in-depth knowledge on the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, emphasis will particularly be placed on application of statistics on data management in the laboratory. The course will also cover method validation and uncertainty of measurements in addition to general laboratory management practices.
The course includes presentations, case studies, group exercises/practicals

Venue:To be confirmed (Mombasa)
Dates:21st - 25th November 2016
Fees: Kshs. 150,000/- Fully Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes full board accommodation, seminar fee and stationery.
Kshs. 110,000/- Non Residential exclusive of 16% VAT. This amount includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, seminar fee and stationery.
You are invited to nominate at least one participant to the seminar. All nominated participants are required to bring scientific calculators or laptop computers.
Please complete the nomination form, detach and return to us as soon as possible. Payments should be made at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Yours faithfully
Dr. Geoffrey Muriira
Head of Department - Testing
PS: KEBS is registered with the National Industrial Training Authority

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