University of Nairobi holds Staff Assembly on CUE Assessment Quality Audit.
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Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-11-14 17:20
Location / Venue: 

Taifa Hall.

University of Nairobi Staff Assembly

University of Nairobi management, staff, students and members of the Alumni Association held a staff assembly, where Self-Assessment Report (SAR) was presented and discussed in preparation for Commission for University Education (CUE) institutional quality audit.

It’s a requirement from CUE that staff assembly is held on a regular basis. These are some of the measures taken to help in improving the management of higher education in the country, where service delivery and customer feedback is key.

Prof. PLO Lumumba, speaking on behalf of the Alumni, asked the Universities to fight for the preservation of their autonomies and resist the pressure to be controlled by the external forces to the extent of being lectured on what curriculum to teach.

The staff assembly was held on November, 14, 2017 at Taifa Hall, Main Campus.

Speaking during the staff assembly, University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, reminded staff members that it’s upon everyone to live up to the mission and vision of the University, implement the policy plan and strategic plan. Prof. Mbithi observed that the University has the human, financial, technical, intellectual resources to deliver on its mission and vision.

Prof. Mbithi took the opportunity to announce the QS global rankings where the University of Nairobi graduates employability was ranked at position 300 globally and alumni relations ranked at position 66 globally. Prof. Mbithi urged staff members to celebrate successes that comes through teamwork, shared ideas. He urged them to anchor the University to an enviable position globally.

The detailed SAR report was presented by Prof. Julius Ogengo, who outlined the various milestones the University have achieved in the last 5 years. He noted 60 percent of the government cabinet members are alumni of the University of Nairobi, top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the industry are alumni of the University. Generally speaking, the University of Nairobi has produced great leaders who serve the country and the world in various capacities.

The University has received several accolades from kidney transplants to separation of conjoined twins, which happened sometimes back with University of Nairobi doctors from the College of Health Sciences taking the leading role. The University has bagged several awards too; from University Choir, University Travelling Theater and Nairobi International Trade Fair.  Federation of Kenya Employers, FKE also awarded the University as one of the best employers in the country.

“The government is also proud of the University’s performance”, said Prof. Ogengo. University of Nairobi remains the number one choice for students in University education in the country and in the region.

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Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-11-30 17:20
Contact Person: 

Peter Oluoch