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Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dr. James Gashumba, Rector, Umutara Polytechnic University during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Rwanda’s Umutara Polytechnic University (UP) have revitalized a collaboration link following initial discussions entered into in 2011.

In a meeting presided over by Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and a team from UP led by the Rector, Dr. James Gashumba, it was agreed that the collaboration will develop, conduct and facilitate academic collaboration and exchanges between the two parties specifically research in higher education, consultancy, agriculture and veterinary sciences.

As part of the collaboration there will be sharing of knowledge and skills, staff and student exchange and capacity building.

In his remarks, Prof. Mutoro noted that there is a need to develop collaborative research and educational programmes for the benefit of students and staff and committed the University to ensuring that it will take an active role in actualizing the goals of the collaboration.

On his part, Dr. Gashumba stated that UP was keen to benefit from the good practices in knowledge and research uptake that the University of Nairobi is renowned for.

Prof. Charles Mulei, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. John Mande, Head of Department, Clinical Studies were present during the meeting.