Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General /CEO, NACOSTI attended the opening ceremony of the Postgraduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources (PGEC) for English-speaking countries at Kenyatta. The Training Course is organized within the framework of the regional AFRA project RAF9067 – Sustaining the Establishment of Education and Training in Radiation Safety and Human Resource Development — Phase II of which the DG is the AFRA National Coordinator.

Kenya is the 2nd country in Africa to host the six (6) month program among the English-speaking countries. The course was officially launched by Hon. Mary Muthoni Muriuki, Principal Secretary, State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, other speakers included Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak, Director Division for Africa, Technical Cooperation, IAEA, Mr, Justus Wabuyabo the Ag. CEO Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, Mr. Keter James the Ag. DG Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority. The course will be jointly run by Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Kenyatta University, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), University of Nairobi, & Multimedia University (MMU). The RDC was approved during our meeting of AFRA National Coordinators in Algeria in June 2023 and is meant build African countries capacity to put in place a robust regulatory safeguard in radiation protection, health physics and nuclear plants.