Guidance and Counselling

Ms. Pauline Adhiambo
Ag. Head, Student CounsellingMs. Pauline Adhiambo
Ms. Pauline Adhiambo M. Ed. Educational Psychology- Maseno University B.Ed. (Arts)- Moi University Higher Diploma- Counseling Psychology- KIPC Diploma in Education Management- KEMI

Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling Department

The Counseling department is one of the sections under the Students’ Affairs Department. Our main mandate is to provide psychosocial support to all the students. We do this majorly through counseling and mentorship. Besides the university counselors, there are a number of trained peer counselors among the students who operate under the counseling section.

Majority of our students are young adults just getting into careers, relationships and for some of them, being living independently for the first time ever. This often comes with a lot of challenges, some of which destabilizes them emotionally, hence making them unable to fully concentrate in their studies. It is for this reason that Guidance and Counseling is necessary to help them overcome or cope with the challenges so as to attain psychosocial stability. It is only then that they are able to excel in their academics and graduate in time.

The services we offer include

  • Individual counseling on personal challenges on areas such as finances, relationships, emotional distress, academic and health matter among others
  • Group counseling on issues such as drug addiction, early/unwanted pregnancy and relationships 
  • Mentorship provided through a program christened ‘Coffee Hour’ every Wednesday as from 4 pm to 6pm. Here we give talks on a number of issues affecting students be they social, psychological or academic in nature.
  • Arbitration for students in conflict with fellow students, staff or external members of MMUST community.
  • Referrals to other professionals that may be of help to students such as academic staff, medical practitioners, chaplaincy, rehabilitation centers and financial institutions such as HELB among others.
  • Probation for students undergoing disciplinary procedures.

Our offices are located in Hall 1 Rooms 13 and 20 and services are available from 8am to 5pm during weekdays. We also provide counseling outside the normal working times in case of an emergency. Once you are at the university, make a point of visiting our offices to learn more about our services.


Connect with us

Dean, Students

Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology,

P.O. Box, 190-50100, Kakamega, Kenya

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