The University of Nairobi is celebrating its 55th Graduation with a total of 4,379 degrees were conferred and diplomas awarded. The recipients comprised 2,796 Bachelors Degrees, 995 Diploma Certificates, 20 Post-Graduate Diplomas, 545 Masters Degree, 57 Doctor of Philosophy Degree and 1 Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).
The Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa was awarded to Peter Kihara Munga, Chairman, Equity Bank. He has made considerable contributions to the field of banking, education, insurance, agriculture among others.
The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Ratansi urged graduates to pursue entrepreneurship as opposed to gainful employment. Though tough, it is better. She urged them to embrace challenges that come with pursuing their passion in the entrepreneurial journey. “You will fail, but it brings you closer to success. Finally, the Chancellor reminded the graduating class of 2016 to embrace teamwork in pursuit of their endeavors.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Council Chairman, Dr. Idle Farah congratulated the Class of 2016 and thanked the University for the successful Nairobi Innovation Week. He as well thanked the government for continued support and increased 100M capitation towards Innovation Week.
The University Vice- Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi assured employers that the University of Nairobi graduates are market ready. He assured the University stakeholders that the University is stable and our visibility will continue to rise.
Prof. Peter Mbithi, acknowledged that the ceremony as part of the university’s mandate of providing quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.
Also present during the graduation ceremony were Chancellors from other sister universities, notably;, Meru University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.