UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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1st International Scientific Conference Concludes Successfully

Left: CHS Principal Prof Isaac O. Kibwage addresses conference participants
 
The College of Health Sciences successfully organized and hosted its 1st International Scientific Conference from 15th-17th June 2011 whose theme was: “Towards Optimum Health Care”.   
 
The biannual event brought together seasoned and upcoming scientists; and diverse health care practitioners from different nationalities who participated in activities such as oral and poster presentations of their original research work, plenary talks, and symposia.
 

New Appointment

Mr Narry P. Onaya-Odeck, the Registrar Administration has retired from the service of the University. The Vice Chancellor has appointed Mrs. Elizabeth G. Ongwae to act as Registrar Administration with effect from May 27, 2011. Prior to the appointment, Mrs. Ongwae was Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section. (See Photo of Mrs. Ongwae)

The Vice chancellor has, with effect from the same date, also appointed Miss. Rosemary A. Ngesa to act as Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section.

 We wish Mr. Onaya-Odeck a long and happy retirement

Research Consortium (AERC) Board visits UoN

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) board paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor to brief him on the activities of the consortium and seek mutual support.  The board was led by its current Chairman, Prof. Neil Rankin from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

The board also visited the School of Economics to review the implementation of its Ph.D. programme, which has sponsored 14 students, assess facilities and meet students and staff.  UoN is a key member of AERC according to the Board Chairman, Prof. Rankin. 

3 members of Teaching Staff fetted during the 4th National Council of Science & Technology Conference

Three members of Teaching Staff were awarded prizes for their researches during the 4th National Council of Science and Technology National Conference on Dissemination of Research Results and Exhibition of Innovations held from May 3-6, 2011 at the KICC Nairobi.  The prizes were under the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation as a platform for National Development.”

Canadian High Commissioner pays a Courtesy Visit to the UoN Vice-Chancellor

Canadian Ambassador H.E. David Collins with DVC, Students Affairs Prof. Isaac Mbeche.The University of Nairobi students are set to gain from increased exchanges with their counterparts in Canada.  This was revealed by the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. David Collins when he paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor on April 21, 2011.

He encouraged Kenyan Students to apply for graduate education in Canada, where there are also allowed to engage in part time jobs to decrease their tuition costs and also get opportunities to gain postgraduate  work experience of upto three years.  Canadian universities are also cheaper than their counterpart in the US and U.K.

 

Thousands turn up for the third Open Day

Other departments that exhibited during the open day are those that play a supportive role in the achievement of the core objectives of the University.

School of Business to compete internationally

The Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Joseph B. Wanjui, has challenged the School of Business to re-engineer itself and attain world class status to rival its peers in developed countries.  He said this during the tour of the facilities at the School of Business headquarters, Lower Kabete Campus.

In view of the competition managing from other business schools in the region, the Chancellor challenged the School of Business to be proactive and ensure that it maintains a cutting edge over its competitors through introduction of courses targeting different interest groups in the market.