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Enrich Your Graduate Learning Experience says Prof. Kiama

 This was the rallying call by the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, on February 5, 2020 during the orientation program for graduate students. “Learn speaking skills that will be key during poster presentations, reading skills that will help you understand lots of literature regarding your research area, learn networking skills and improve your social linkages,” he said.

University Security Officers Trained on Taking Witness Statements


Speaking during the training exercise, the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama,
took the opportunity to thank the staff for their role in keeping law and order, protection of lives and
property. “The aim of this training is to help you write appropriate witness statements that will help us
arrive at immediate conclusion. Statements should be factual and help us arrive at conclusions
immediately. We are interested in knowing the truth, not fixing anyone. Statements should be prompt,

University of Manitoba and UoN Celebrate 40 Years of Collaboration

Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, H. E. Lisa Stadelbauer, challenged medical experts in the audience to discuss emerging health challenges facing the country. She praised the 40 year collaboration that has since played a leading role in eradicating poverty, eradicating HIV/AIDS, eradicating STDs and trained many health professionals.

VC Kiama promises to reform student services

“Use your time wisely to get the best of this university. University of Nairobi made us who we are today. We are the best university in the region and in Africa. We are ready to avail all service to make your stay here memorable. Such services include security, counselling, career services, transport, sports and games among others,” he said.

Kenyan Firms Urged to Embrace Technology in Global Value Chain

Speaking during a public lecture at the University of Nairobi Towers on January 20, 2019, Prof. Pinelopi spoke on the effects of technological advancements like 3D printing and robotics. “Companies and multinationals that have embraced technology have been able to grow much faster and have been able to create jobs. Countries that have been able to embraced Global Chain have registered significant growth in the last 50 years,” she said.

Trent University discuss collaboration with UoN

Speaking during the meeting, Prof. Neil Emery, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Trent University expounded on the nature of the collaboration they would love to see between the two institutions of higher learning. He noted that as Trent University, they are strong in research. Their research areas include soil pathogens, bio fertilizers, analytic chemistry, pesticides, fungicides and wildlife ecology among others. They have research interests in access to clean water, climate change, renewable energy and technology, hydrology and forestry.

Gender issues in Migration

According to Professor Barriteau, the Caribbean was born out of plunder, pillage, occupation, enslavement. It is an amalgamation of arrivals and departures, by force or willingly. The Caribbean’s are perpetually on the move: Just in case – work comes, immigration officer comes calling among other reasons that may necessitate moving.

UoN Council Strategic Plan Launched

The Cabinet Secretary for Youth and Gender Affairs, Prof. Margaret Kobia, challenged the University to contribute to research and innovation and the Big 4 agenda which include ; housing, manufacturing, food security and universal healthcare. She urged the universities to always link their strategic plans to the Government efforts like Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030. “Feedback is the breakfast of champions. You need key ownership of all stakeholders, you need to monitor performance. University need to find solutions to the problems facing the country.

Collaboration to Improve STEM Courses

 Speaking during the meeting, University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, welcomed the initiative. “This is a good initiative. Internationalization is key to our academic life as it helps to generate new knowledge,” he said. He urged Prof. Tim Roberts, who has decades of experience as an academic to share his wealth of experience.