The University of Nairobi Senate chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi has approved the electronic admission of students and sending of electronic admission letters to students for the 2016/2017 academic year. The meeting was held at the Central Catering Unit, CCU, July, 28, 2016.
For the first time, the admission of students would be done via electronic means and the letters would be sent via electronic means.
The Vice-Chancellor, in his inauguration speech in January, 2015 noted that the University would make use of technology in decision making to create efficiency in service delivery.
To cater for the needs of students who may not have a 24 hours internet access, the University Information and Communication Technology, ICT Team, led by Mr. Ibrahim Otieno, assured the Senate that a short message service, sms , would be sent to students too. Security measures have been developed into the system to avoid issues of fake admission letters. The Deans and Directors would get a report on the admitted students as well.
Also discussed at the Senate meeting include: changes and the new developments in the quality management system, QMS. Key improvement to the QMS are : contextualization of QMS to the University of Nairobi, revision of quality policy objectives, reorganization of QMS manual, inclusion of top management in the quality management system, continuous improvement of services, offering services according to the service delivery charter and improvement of employee satisfaction index among others.
On his part, Mr. Christopher Moturi, the Deputy Management Representative and Deputy Director, School of Computing and Informatics, noted that systems must work, processes must be followed. He noted that the new QMS is based on: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement and evidence based decision making and relationship management.