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University Of Nairobi Students Emerge Among The Top In The Safaricom Inter-University Online Customer Care Competition

Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile service provider initiated an inter-university competition for university students pursuing journalism as their future career.

The initiative required Journalism students from the different universities to form groups of a maximum of 5 individuals and come up with a Video advert that would promote the Safaricom online customer care services. Some of the Universities participating in the competition include our very own, The University of Nairobi, Daystar University, Kenyatta University, USIU among others.

 

UoN Lecturer publishes book on M-PESA

Tonny K. Omwansa, a lecturer at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi and Nicholas P. Sullivan a fellow at the Fletcher School in USA have published "Money, Real Quick", a book on M-PESA and MobileMoney.

The book expounds on the innovation, the execution and impact of M-PESA, the mobile money service operated in Kenya by Safaricom and is now available in several other countries, including Tanzania and South Africa.

The nine chapter book is based on an extensive field work and provides a comprehensive, easy to read broad-range narrative of a technological innovation being exported from Africa.

Prof. Kaimenyi Elected as a Fellow of the International Dentists Body

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rof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.Prof. Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs was elected as a fellow to the International College of Dentists to represent the African region. He was elected in a colourful ceremony held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, Ghana, early this year to become the first Kenyan to hold this position.  The occasion also served as an inaugural ceremony of the African Region of the International College of Dentists. 

 

 

 

 

 Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists
function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.
 

 

Invitation to the first Africa Mobile Money Research Conference (AMMREC2012)

The University of Nairobi, through the Africa Mobile Money Research Centre (AMMREC), in the School of Computing and Informatics, in collaboration with partners, has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the first Africa Mobile Money Research Conference (AMMREC2012) on Mobile Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Theme:Evidence of Financial Inclusion through mobile technology

Venue:Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)

Dates: 2nd and 3rd April 2012

 

UoN inaugurate student affairs management board

Left: Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha (right)with Chairman of the Student Affairs Management Board  and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche (Centre) and Acting Registrar, Student Affairs, Ms Mariam Lugonzo (Left) during the inauguration of the board.The University of Nairobi has formally launched the Student Affairs Management Board.  The board to be chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, is charged with the responsibility of managing students’ welfare in the entire University.

The University of Nairobi has formally launched the Student Affairs Management Board.  The board to be chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, is charged with the responsibility of managing students’ welfare in the entire University. 

The board which was formally launched on February 14, 2012, oversees the running of various departments among them catering and accommodation, health services, dean of students, sports and games, and others touching on student welfare. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha, while launching the board, urged members to liaise closely with the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, and familiarize themselves with statute xxx of the University of Nairobi Statutes, as well as policies and procedures of the University that relate to management of student affairs.  

NEWS FROM THE HEADQUATERS OF THE AFRICAN UNION

 

 

During their last AU summit at the auspices of the New African Union Headquaters Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia all the head’s of states from Africa decided to recognize the life and work of Wangari Muta Maathai, the founder Distinguished Chair of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies. 
Among other decisions, the Summit encourages the AU Commission, within the framework of the Make Peace Happen Campaign (MPHC), as well as member States, the private sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and other rerated international organizations and foundations, in cooperation with the Green Belt Movement (GBM), to take all the necessary measures to mobilize resources in support of “Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI)” as an African Centre of Excellence, to encourage research on environmental governance and its linkages with peace, human rights and democracy in Africa. This is a great endorcement of the University of Nairobi Initiative to recognize one of its Alumni when it established the Institute.

Above: Wanjira Maathai, Board member WMI planting a tree at the AU headquaters during the 18th AU Summit at Addis Ababa Ethiopia in Memory of Prof Wangari Maathai, founder Distinguished Chair WMI. Looking on the President of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency President  Mwai Kibaki, The Minister for Foreign Affair, Mr Moses Wetangula and the Ag. Director of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, Prof Kiama Gitahi

UoN benefits from Africa-US Higher Education Partnerships

 
Africa-US Initiative delagates, with UoN top managers.
 
The University of Nairobi is strengthening, studies in dryland farming through collaboration with stakeholders and partners from the U.S. The partners through their representatives from Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative, visited the University of Nairobi and were received by Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. They were: Dr. Tully Cornick, Higher Education for Development, Jessie Brown, Associate General Counsel at the American Council on Education, and John Vaughn, Association of American Universities and Michael Coughenour , Colorado State University.

UoN signs Mou with University of Prince Edward Island


Left: University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Vice President Academic Affairs, Dr. Jim Rindall exchange copies of the MOU with the University of Nairobi (UON) Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Lucy Irungu, shortly after the MOU signing ceremony.

The MOU allows the University of Nairobi to collaborate with UPEI in various fields.The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Canada has once again signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Nairobi to include more academic programmes in the collaboration.  Previously, UPEI had a link with the School of Education and Veterinary Sciences.