The University of Nairobi will soon review and renew its memorandum of understanding with Kenya Defence Staff College.
This was revealed when Commandant, Major General Ngewa Mukala visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office, yesterday, November, 28, 2016.
Speaking during the visit, Major General Ngewa Mukala, expressed his desire to have the University of Nairobi accept credit transfers from the Defence Staff College to enable the disciplined forces complete their degrees at the University of Nairobi. This he said, will boost their morale and help them in their career advancement.
On his part, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi noted the partnership with the Defence College is important as it keeps with the University’s mandate of knowledge transfer a reality. The two leaders shared the challenges the two institutions have and possible ways of overcoming the challenges. Prof. Mbithi as well assured the Commandant that the credit transfer will be possible.
The Vice-Chancellor extended an invite to the Commandant to give a public lecture at Taifa Hall. In the recent past, several dignitaries have given public lectures at the hall, key among them being: Mr. Mateo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy and Mr. Norendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India among other dignitaries.
As the University is gearing towards world class status, Prof. Mbithi noted that having diverse cultures within the University would be good and having many international students would be a good initiative. The University’s strategic vision is to increase the number of international students to twenty percent of the total student population.
Going forward, the two institutions will review and renew the existing Memorandum of Understanding, MoU that will guide how they collaborate with one another.
Also present during the meeting were: Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Ambassador Prof. Maria Nzomo.