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Invitation to Public Lecture by Ford Foundation President Luis A. Ubiñas

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi

WFATE Second Biannual Conference Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel, Kenya 7 - 9 November, 2012



World Federation of Association of Teacher Education (WFATE)

Conference theme

"Educating all the World's Children: Challenges and Strategies for Teacher Development"



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48th Graduation Ceremony – Friday, December 7, 2012



Regional Economic Outlook launched at UoN


Caption: Sean Nolan, Deputy Director- African Department, IMF, makes his presentation during the launch.

For the third consecutive time, the University of Nairobi, School of Economics hosted the launch ceremony for the annual Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Education Theatre II, yesterday 22 October, 2012.

UoN Choir wows Kenyans


The University of Nairobi Choir, is one of the Choirs that were invited by the Presidential National Music Commission, to perform during this year’s Mashujaa Day Celebrations, at Moi Stadium in Kisumu. The culmination of their performance was when Kisumu Town East MP, Shakeel Shabbir joined them in the song and dance celebrating the nation’s heroes.

The University Choir, which is popularly known for its unique set of African themed songs has grown in stature and influence since its formation over thirty years ago.

Social Media Clubs to be launched at UoN

A group of four students from the School of Business have conceptualized and spearheaded the formation of social media clubs dubbed ‘SocialPro Clubs’ in universities across the country. This will be possible through Social Edge Africa, a social media consultancy company based in Nairobi.

The initiative which has been endorsed by the Ministry of Information and Technology and will be officially launched by Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, on 25th, October, 2012, at the University of Nairobi, School of Business. All are invited.

2012 EFMD Africa Conference held at School of Business


The University of Nairobi School of Business and Strathmore Business School co-hosted the 3rd European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) Africa Conference that drew participants from local and international top business schools. The theme for the conference was “Sustainable Business Education Appropriate for Africa.”

Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Comcraft Group, challenged participants to instill business and entrepreneurial skills in their business students and to equip them to fill glaring gaps in Africa’s business environment. In his presentation on ‘The role of business schools in Africa’, Dr. Chandaria shared his family’s business success story and the role education plays in business. His passion for entrepreneurship is felt through the Chandaria Foundation which is sponsoring innovation and incubation centres and setting up business schools in Kenya.

Varsity back to normal

First year students admitted to the University of Nairobi for the academic year 2012/2013 have already settled down in their new life and progressing well with their academic life.

Despite the scheduled orientation week having been disrupted by the nationwide university staff strike, the first years have been exposed in detail to the facilities in their respective colleges and campuses and those of the entire University through orientation. Academic activities comprising lectures, practicals and tutorials are going on normally since last week when the industrial action by members of staff was called off.

Resumption of duty

Following the successful return to work formula and the successful negotiations on the 2010, 2011, 2012 collective bargaining agreement, the three workers Unions, UASU, UNTESU and KUDHEHIA, notify all UON workers to resume duty.

This is then to inform all members of staff that the strike is officially over. I urge all workers to resume duty immediately and work hard, diligently, with honest dedication and vigor.


From: Dr Samuel Misati Nyandemo on behalf of the Unions.