UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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A strong partnership with a major oil company

A major oil company, Total,  will donate scholarships, facilitate student and staff exchange and offer internships to the University of Nairobi (UoN) as part of its programme to support education and research.  This was revealed by the head of Total, Paris, France, and Ms. Varescon Florence when she paid a courtesy at UoN where she was received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (A&F) Prof. Peter Mbithi who was the acting Vice-Chancellor.

According to Ms Florence, the objective of the Total scholarship program is to develop education through university-industry collaboration, student’s exchange, and development of educational facilities.  These are part of the company’s corporate social responsibility that is consistent with their business objectives.

Appointment of two Deputy Vice Chancellors

The University of Nairobi (UoN) Council has appointed two Deputy Vice-Chancellors (DVC's):  Prof. Lucy W. Irungu as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension (RPE) and Prof. Isaac Mbeche as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs (SA).  The appointment of Prof. Irungu took effect from March 1, 2011 while that of Prof. Mbeche was effective from February 1, 2011.

4500 graduands feted in lively celebrations

Chancellor, Dr. Joseph Wanjui with Ph d graduands, during the 44th Ceremony.

There was pomp and colour as the University of Nairobi marked the 44th Graduation, on Friday 03, 2010. The congregation witnessed the award of diplomas and conferment of degrees to more than 4,561 graduands who were mainly from the Colleges of Health Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. The awards were as follows: diploma awards, 276, bachelors 2,892, postgraduate diploma 58, masters 1,299 and Ph D 18.  The highest number of graduands came from the School of Business and the Faculty of Arts, who jointly presented more than half of the students.