University of Nairobi Student leaders led by UNSA President Ann Mvurya had an opportunity to address all issues affecting students with the University Management.
Speaking during a consultative meeting held on July 18, 2019 at the Chandaria Auditorium, University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi promised to look into the issue of stocking library books, especially for Mombasa Campus. The Chancellor took the opportunity to congratulate the new UNSA leadership and took the opportunity to present a bouquet of flowers to UNSA President. “You have a heavier burden of responsibility. You must elevate yourself to fight for honour. As the good book says, be motivated by whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is lovely and of good report. I urge you to embrace dialogue with the students and the administration. I challenge you to be kind and honest, “she said. The Chancellor urged student leaders to go and serve all students.
Chair of University Council, Prof. Julia Ojiambo, challenged students to grow and offer leadership to the country and the world at large. She promised to look into the living conditions in the halls of residence. “The living conditions are in dire need of improvement, we shall look at them. We shall endevour to improve students and staff welfare. It is a mammoth task that will be done over time, “she said. She asked the student leaders to work together with the University Management and University Council. Prof. Ojiambo cautioned students to avoid getting distracted by politicians who may be out to gain influence on student politics. “We run an open door policy, we are here to help you achieve your goals”, she said.
University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, asked the student leaders to mentor students living with disabilities. “The way forward is to address the key issues raised and implement the recommendations. Management shall continue to dialogue and listen when you have issues that concern students, “he said.
Led by UNSA President, Ann Mvurya, student leaders raised a number of issues affecting students. The issues raised include; sanitation in the halls of residence, fully furnished laboratories, extra accommodation facilities, repair and maintenance in the halls of residence, security, books in the library especially Mombasa campus, extra buses, sports facilities, Wi-Fi in the halls, reinstatement of suspended and expelled students among other issues.