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University of Nairobi - Reporting Dates 2016/17/18

This is to notify students from the following colleges that reporting dates are as follows:

Monday 12th  September 2016

1.Third years (KCSE 2012) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2. Second, third, fifth and sixth years in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
College of Architecture and Engineering, College of Biological and Physical Sciences,
College of Health Sciences( EXCEPT fifth years in School of Pharmacy), and School of Education.

Monday 10th  October 2016
1. Fifth years in School of Pharmacy

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UoN Student’s Innovation to be Commercialized

Roy Alela, UoN student demonstrating how the sign language to speech translation works at TICAD VI

Ernest Kimani, a UoN student, was among three students who showcased innovations at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD VI. His innovation was a phototherapy machine; the machine has been developed to help treat Jaundice on newborn babies. The photo therapy machine was developed at UoN’s Fabrication Lab. 

 

Prof. Peter Mbithi appointed Chair of ESDA Consortium during TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi has been appointed chair of ESDA Consortium. The election which took place during the last ESDA conference in Kumasi, Ghana saw Prof. Mbithi win unanimously. The President of the Consortium was to take over in August during the TICAD VI Conference.

 

Youth Enterpreneurship Forum at TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi in partnership with Ministry of Youth, Gender and Public Service, Africa Development Bank and United Nations University, Tokyo, co-hosted the TICAD Youth Entrepreneurship Forum.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta graced the occasion.  The Conference was attended by 34 Presidents and Heads of Governments with over 10,000 delegates in attendance.

 

French Minister Visits UoN

The Minister of State Development and Francophonie, Hon. Andre Vallini, on Friday, August 26, 2016 through the Sub- department of French at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) delivered a public lecture as well as paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor.

Hon. Andre Vallini interacted with the University of Nairobi students who are studying French.  The French Minister said that the main objective of the interaction with the students and his visit is to expand the study and the use of French. He said his role as a Minister is to defend and promote francophonie not only in French-speaking countries but also English-speaking ones.

Hon. Vallini said that their Minister of Education has put up an Alliance Francaise in France that will enhance students and staff exchange programme between Kenya and France. He added that The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Ministry of Education have signed an MoU that will enhance education of French in Kenya and particularly in the University of Nairobi.

He applauded the availability of a resource center at the sub- department of French that is supporting and training the trainers of French at CHSS.

 

INVESTOR EDUCATION BY THE CAPITAL MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA)

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory age

Commencement dates – 2017/2018 academic year

1.         COMMENCEMENT DATES – 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all first year (2015 K.C.S.E.) students admitted in the following Colleges that the commencement date for the 2017/2018 academic year is 5th September, 2016:

a)         College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences

            College of Architecture & Engineering

            College of Biological & Physical Sciences

            College of Health Sciences

b) Students admitted in the following Colleges will report on 9th January, 2017:

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Education & External Studies

2.         TUITION FEES

(i)         ALL STUDENTS except Diploma students, shall each pay tuition Fees of Kshs. 16,000/= per year, before or on the registration day, made up as follows:

  1. Kshs. 8,000/- Direct Charge for which needy students may apply for Bursary from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Kshs. 8,000/- for which one may pay direct or apply for a loan from HELB.

(ii)        Diploma students shall pay Kshs. 86,000/- plus all other additional related expenses payable by the first years.

3.         OTHER ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPENSES

International Conference on Opportunities for Youth in Agri-Business

The University of Nairobi in partnership with the Rockerfeller Foundation will host a town hall meeting to discuss opportunities for the youth in agribusiness at the UoN 844 Multipurpose hall. The forum will bring together entrepreneurs who will share their journey of success and highlight the untapped opportunities.

Date: 11th August, 2016.

Venue: 844 M.P.H

Time: 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Approves Changes in the University QMS 2016

The University of Nairobi Senate chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi has approved the changes in the University Quality Management Systems, QMS.

Contextualization of QMS to the University of Nairobi, revision of quality policy objectives, reorganization of QMS manual, refreshing documentation, inclusion of top management  in the quality management system, continuous improvement of services, offering services according to the service delivery charter, improvement of employee satisfaction index are the key improvements to be made on the QMS.

Mr. Christopher Moturi, the Deputy Management Representative and Deputy Director, School of Computing and Informatics, noted that systems must work, processes must be followed.  He noted that the new QMS is based on: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement and evidence based decision making and relationship management.

 

AIESEC UON Meets the VC

The President of the AIESEC UoN Committee, Dennis Maghasi Tugee, will represent Kenya in this year’s International Congress for AIESEC in Poland.

This was revealed on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 when AIESEC UoN presented their 2nd quarter report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office.

Dennis will be among 9 Kenyans who will represent Kenya in Poland. Other representatives are from AIESEC Strathmore, JKUAT and the AIESEC Kenya offices.

According to the 2nd quarter report that was presented, Membership and Leadership Development, University relations and External relevance are among the notable highlights that AIESEC UoN has achieved.

The students association has held the most successful AIESEC Week this year since the annual event began in 2012. During AIESEC Week, they showcase the different products that AIESEC offers, the relevance of the products to the modern society and how these products create a global impact.