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Alumni Come Back: Medical Class of 1970 give 6 M Scholarships

 

The girl Dr. Betty Gikonyo and the boy Dr. Frank Njenga came back 50 years later representing their Medical Class of 1970 to commemorate their Golden Jubilee and give back to their alma mater. The boy and girl together with their classmates, Medicine Class of 1970 pledged to offer a full six year Scholarship to 5 needy students pursuing Bachelor Medicine and Surgery.

Partnership on Regional Research & Development Centre for Construction

 

This was revealed during a meeting between the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama and CCCC General Manager Mr. Li Changgui.

Mr. Li Changgui. opined that as a company, they have set up several R & D Labs across the globe and it is a high time that they set up in Kenya. Such a lab will serve as the regional headquarters serving South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Dental School and University Health Services benefit PPE Donations

The generous donations were courtesy of several donors, key among them being; Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, Operating Theatre Practitioners Association of Kenya (OTPAK) among other staff members from the Department of Surgery and School of Pharmacy.

Prof. Kiama to steer the ship in turbulent waters

“The University of Nairobi faces tough times and we must act decisively. We need to institute reforms,” he said in his inaugural speech. “We need to institute financial reforms, governance reforms even as we makes key decisions based on data. We need a data management system. We need to re-engineer our business processes.”

On financial reforms the Vice-Chancellor promised to take a three step approach to fix the leaking ship, trim our coat according to our size and grow the bottom-line.

Iran Embassy Explore Partnership with UoN

Speaking during a courtesy call to the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, the Ambassador noted that the institutions of higher learning from the two countries could collaborate on Nano Technology and  oil exploration. The Ambassador opined that Iran has over 40 years’ experience in the two sectors and are willing to share with Kenya.  He also revealed that they could work on staff and students exchange programs.

University of Nairobi Engineers produce locally assembled Ventilator

 

Speaking during a demonstration session by the lead engineers and doctors, Prof. Stephen Kiama, the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, congratulated the team for the hardwork put in place to ensure that the low cost portable ventilator comes to life. “This demonstrates our value of care. We care for Kenyans”, he said. He added that once the machine is deployed, it will go along way in helping Kenyans with many respiratory problems long after the COVID19 is gone.

UoN Faculty Covid19 Response

These include vaccine development, community outreach, food security, ventilator fabrication, sustainable urban mobility, humanitarian and development interventions, education and rapid response, rapid response to fiscal and economic implications, poverty, psychosocial support, victims and conflicts among others.

Employers prefer UoN graduates

Under the able leadership of Prof. Stephen Kiama, the University of Nairobi have been able to produce holistic graduates that serve Kenyan in virtually all sectors of the economy. Graduates from the institution have an employability rate of 38 per cent.

Kenyatta University follows at 30 per cent, Moi (25), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Technology (JKUAT) 19, Egerton (18), Maseno (18) and Technical University at 10 per cent.