UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

A world-class university committed to scholarly excellence

Thousands turn up for the third Open Day

Other departments that exhibited during the open day are those that play a supportive role in the achievement of the core objectives of the University.

School of Business to compete internationally

The Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Joseph B. Wanjui, has challenged the School of Business to re-engineer itself and attain world class status to rival its peers in developed countries.  He said this during the tour of the facilities at the School of Business headquarters, Lower Kabete Campus.

In view of the competition managing from other business schools in the region, the Chancellor challenged the School of Business to be proactive and ensure that it maintains a cutting edge over its competitors through introduction of courses targeting different interest groups in the market.

Launch of the capacity development partnership UoN and KIA

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) to offer a masters programme in public administration.  The MoU was formally launched in a well-attended ceremony at Harambee house officiated by the Assistant Minister for Public Service Hon. Aden Ahmed Sugow. Hon Sugow said the course will help in addressing the training needs of public servants and help in building capacity in the civil service.

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.