A team from the Department of Performance Contracting reviewed the University of Nairobi’s mid-year performance for the Performance Contract period 2015 / 2016.
Speaking during the review exercise, Mr. Peter Alubale, the Lead Evaluator and an Independent Consultant, congratulated the University for its good rankings in the January, 2016 Webometrics ranking. The University was ranked position 6 in Africa and among the top three percent worldwide. He also congratulated the University on automating the student application. Recently, the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi launched the online application system that was developed in-house by the ICT Team.
Among the indicators that the review team was keen on include; finance and stewardship, service delivery, non-financials, operations, projects implementations and completion rate, corruption eradication and good governance, national cohesion and national values.
The review team was eager to see the number of youth given internships or attachments, the amount and the number of tenders allocated to the youth, women and the people living with disabilities, the number of PhDs produced in specialized areas and the number of research findings released to the market.
It was reported that the iconic University of Nairobi Towers is 88% complete and will be ready for occupation by mid this year.
As part of the performance contract, the University of Nairobi is required to abide by the Mwongozo Code of Conduct, implement national cohesion and national values. In this regard, the University has done well in abiding by the tenets of good governance, corruption eradication and service delivery.
On completion of the review meeting, the whole team was taken on a tour of the UoN Towers to ascertain the level of completion. The tour was guided by representattives from the main contractor, China Wu Yi company.
Also present during the review exercise were Mr. Ibrahim Otieno, Director, ICTC, Mr. Peter Muturi, the Public Relations Manager, Architect, Jarret Odwalo, who heads Construction and Maintenance Unit, Mr. Leornard Musyoka, the head of Performance Contract Unit among others.