A team from African Development Bank visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor together with members of his Management today, February 19, 2015 in the Vice-Chancellor Committee Room.
Speaking during the meeting, Ms. Ruth Charo, from ADB noted that they have supported the University of Nairobi in various ways before, including ODeL (Open and Distance Learning Program) in Kikuyu Campus where they supplied equipment. Through the Centre, the university has contributed immensely to ICT both in primary and secondary schools in the Country. As the Bank, their main objective is to strengthen quality of higher education.
She challenged the University of Nairobi, as the mother university in Kenya to develop capacity, train staff that will be used in TIVET programs.
The Africa Development Bank has given equipment worth 257 Million Shillings to the School of Engineering and 360 Million shillings for the Phase 1 Construction of Wangari Maathai Campus.
The bank has also committed over 3 Billion Shillings towards the Construction of Africa Kidney Project to be located next to Kenyatta National Hospital.
Former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Crispus Kiamba, who also joined the team from the bank, noted that ADB has given the University over 750 scholarships for Masters and PhD programs. Prof. Kiamba urged the university to embrace the project as government support is assured.
The Vice-Chancellor on his part noted that the University is keen to pick on the projects as they fit into the University strategy and as the mother University, they are ready to take the role of developing capacity for Tivet programs.
The Vice-Chancellor, noted that the University is ready to influence greater participation of teachers in institutions of higher learning, high schools and private schools with the development of the centre of pedagogy where older teachers will be retrained to inculcate experiential learning in their teaching programs.
Present during the meeting include Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor ( Academic Affairs) and Prof. Isaac Mbeche , Deputy Vice-Chancellor ( Student Affairs).
Others present were Prof. Benard Njoroge, Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering and Prof. William Ogara, Director, CIPL among others.