The Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) were crowned overall winners in the Performance Contract period 2019/2020.
The monitoring and evaluation carried out by the University’s Transformation, Performance Management and Reform Unit headed by Dr. Grace Kiringa made the announcement amidst pomp and color at Taifa Hall on Friday 29th January 2021.
CASELAP also scooped the first position in the Institutes and Centres category, coming from position 32 in the last Performance Contracting Ranking. Performance Contracting is a measure of excellence in the performance of each of the units in the University. It ensures efficiency in service delivery in the areas of teaching, learning, research and strategic direction.
A look back at 2020 presents a myriad of challenges, progress, and a path forward. Prominently, educational institutions were faced with the monumental decision of shifting to online teaching and learning to substitute face to face. CASELAP plunged into the uncharted path; seizing the opportunity and were the first to conduct online examinations for their postgraduate students at the University of Nairobi.
While unveiling the results and awarding the top three best performers in each category, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama noted that since the University adopted the Performance Contract in 2005/2006, the UoN has maintained a measure of excellence and remained highly ranked in the region and worldwide.
In the Administrative Departments, Internal Audit emerged top. The department is headed by The Chief Internal Auditor, Mr. Kenneth Gitau.
The University's approach to performance management is based on the understanding that regular, meaningful conversations between managers and employees lead to better results and higher engagement for everyone