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UoN Maintains Excellence Score in  Performance Contract  Evaluation 

Speaking during the Performance Contract Evaluation exercise, Prof. Julia Ojiambo observed that the University of Nairobi led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche has been very keen to deliver on the key mandate of the University; teaching, learning and community service. “We are happy as a Council to play our oversight role. The vision of the University is to achieve excellence. As a Council, we need evidence that we are doing well and indeed that evidence is now here being presented during this evaluation exercise.

Communication Officers Urged to be the Headphones, not Megaphones

Prof. Jim Macnamara was speaking to University of Nairobi students, staff and PR practitioners from   Public Relations Society of Kenya, PRSK. The public lecture was jointly organized by the University of Nairobi and PRSK. The event was held on November 12, 2019 at the University of Nairobi Towers.

Demystifying the Stock Market

Take for example, Safaricom, the giant telecommunications company that went public in 2007 at 5/-, the shares touched a low of 2.5/- in 2009 and have since risen to a high of 31/- as per trading at the exchange by September 8, 2019. The investors have gained over 1000% increase in the value of their investments.

University Council Tours Kisumu Campus

Speaking during the event, Council Chair opined that she is ready to work together with the University Management to resolve the issues affecting teaching and learning operations in Kisumu Campus. The Council has been on a tour of various campuses of the University of Nairobi. “We are on a sightseeing mission, we ask you to be part of us, let us work as a team. We are committed to seeing you excel in your studies,” she told the students.

Deal at Last 2017-2021 CBA Signed

The signing ceremony between Inter Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) and the three staff Unions; Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU), Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions and Hospital Workers (KUDHEIHA), was a culmination of intense negotiations between the parties. “This was a historic CBA that was signed without an industrial strike,” said Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Chairman, IPUCCF Joint Negotiations Committee.

Mitsubishi 60 Years Anniversary

Speaking during the celebrations, Mitsubishi Corporation Regional CEO, Yasuhiro, Doida, said that the key issue of any business is not to make money, but to have a significant contribution to the society. With over 90 branches across the globe, Mitsubithi Corporation have contributed immensely towards the betterment of life of many people and more so towards scholarship contribution of bright and needy students in the institutions of higher learning. “When your life becomes successful, that is when the scholarship was useful. We need you to succeed in life,“he said.

UoN Student designed Rada App launched

The app was launched at Taifa Hall, Main Campus on June 13, 2019 during Nairobi Innovation Week 2019.

Speaking during the app launch, University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, urged students to make use of the application that aims at helping them deal with issues like sexual health, mental health, drug abuse,   stress and depression, counselling issues among others.

The app development was supported by  : UNESCO, I Choose Life, among others.

Don’t Choose Jobs, Says Prof. George Magoha, CS, Education

“I am thankful to the President for allowing me to continue teaching at the University of Nairobi Medical School even as I serve as the Cabinet Secretary for Education. I didn’t stop teaching because I became a Cabinet Minister. Avoid choosing jobs. If you find any job, do it as it will open doors to greater opportunities,” he said. The former University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor also challenged the University to focus on postgraduate training as opposed to offering bachelor and diploma programmes.