Vice-Chancellor presides over Inauguration of ODeL and Graduate School Boards
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Mon, 2017-09-04 15:04

Graduate School Inaguration

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi presided over the inauguration ceremony of the boards of Open Distance and e-Learning Campus, (ODeL) and Graduate School. The inauguration ceremony took place today, September, 4, 2017 at the Council Chamber, University of Nairobi Towers.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, urged the two boards to start work immediately and help the University with its transformation agenda. Among the list of priorities of the two boards include enrollment of more international students, more women students and people from marginalized communities.

“I look forward to a vibrant Graduate School with more publications and better curriculum. Graduate students should have a feeling that they belong. Teaching, learning and marking of examinations should be according to the statues, “said the Vice-Chancellor.

To create a cohesive team, among other things, the Vice-Chancellor urged the boards to carry out capacity building to help the teams bond together, create synergy and achieve their mandate of producing quality graduates.

On ODel, Prof. Mbithi noted that the new campus which was created with approval of the University Senate, is expected to grow and become as big as the other six campuses and even bigger. He observed that the new campus will have to work extra hard to help the university generate revenue as the government capitation has been on the decline over the years.

In order to attract students, the two boards are expected to ‘make themselves relevant by efficient customer service that is appreciated by customers’.

The event was attended by among others the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro, Prof. Lydiah Njenga, Director, Graduate School and Prof. Christopher Gakuu, Director, ODeL among otthers.

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