Guidance & Counselling Department

CoD's Guidance & Counselling Message

Currently, the department is manned by Ms Goretti W. Runnoh (M.A Counselling Psychology; B.A. Counselling Psychology; Higher Dip. in Counselling Psychology). The Guidance & Counselling department helps students and staff members work on their social, psychological, family, and academic challenges mainly by discussing and exploring the causes, effects, and solutions. In carrying out their mandate, the counsellor (s) ensures confidentiality and professionalism as is expected of them by the code of ethics, the university and their professional organizations. Through Guidance and Counselling, our students and staff are prepared to handle several emerging issues both in the University and life.

Services Offered
Services Offered
The services are offered through:
  • Family issue (s)
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Alcohol Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Cohabitation a
  • Life skills
  • Abortion and its effects
  • Career guidance and counselling
  • Identity crisis
  • Addictions such Betting and Lottery Addiction, drug, internet among others.
  • Drug and Substance use and Abuse
  • Managing Peer pressure
  • Loss of self esteem
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Time management
  • Emotional and psychological problems
  • Study skills and examination taking techniques
  • Job searching skills
  • Behavior Change Communication (BCC
  1. Individual/Personal Psychological Counselling
  2. Group counselling for students with common issues
  3. Marital and family counselling
  4. Crisis and trauma counselling
  5. Sensitization/Awareness Campaigns
  6. Training and Supervision of Peer Counsellors / Educators.

The Counselling and Guidance office also works as secretariat to Alcohol and Drug Abuse committee and AIDS Control Unit Committee (ACU).

For, Further Information, Consultation and Counselling Appointments, Visit Us In Our Guidance And Counselling Office, Ufundi Drive Opposite Meachanical Engineering Workshop

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Other Services and Programs conducted by the Office of the Dean of Students

Organizing Career Fairs

University Cultural day/week

Specialized training, e.g. Google online marketing training

Career talks by employers and professionals.

Reception and dissemination of information on available opportunities

Makes references and recommendation to external stakeholders concerned with students, e.g. employers and funding agencies.


Murang’a University of Technology (MUT) AIDS Control Unit (ACU) was established by the University with the mandate of strengthening intervention measures for prevention, management, control and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS. The operation of the unit is guided by MUT HIV/AIDS policy and National AIDS Control Council guidelines. HIV/AIDS has far-reaching social, economic and health effects to the population. The MUT community, like other communities, is vulnerable and at great risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Click here to download the newsletter.



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