The National Youth Service (NYS) and the University of Nairobi discussed various ways in which the two institutions can help in the transformation of the youth in Kenya. The meeting took place today February, 24, 2016 at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room.
Speaking during the meeting, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi noted that the University can assist the NYS with technology transfer mostly in the fields of Engineering, Computing and Agriculture.
Some of the areas of collaboration that were explored include; joint teaching of academic programs, joint research and doing joint projects.
"We can work with NYS on farms, training of middle level managers in the oil and gas exploration, establishment of innovation and incubation centres and registration of patents," said the Vice-Chancellor.
On his part, Mr. Richard Ndubai, Director General, National Youth Service , noted that working with the University of Nairobi will go a long way in transformation of the youth in this country. "Every year, we admit 22,000 youths and we have over 93,000 external youths. We can work on expansion program of our campuses, help in the reformation of the public service," he said.
Prof. Isaac Mbeche, noted that various departments in the University, like Research, Production and Extension, together with the School of Business can help impart knowledge skills and help the youth in starting businesses.
The meeting was attended by Director of University Advancement, Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Public Relations Manager, Mr. Peter Muturi and Head of Performance Contracting Unit, Mr. Leonard Musyoka.