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48th Graduation PhD graduates during the ceremony

A record 7565 graduands were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas during the University of Nairobi's Graduation Ceremony presided over by Dr. Joseph Wanjui, the Chancellor of the University.

The graduands were largely drawn from the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences and that of Health Sciences.

Among the highlights of the ceremony was the conferment of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to the Chairman of the University Council, John Nyangeri Simba, in recognition of  his contribution to the management of the University. Dr. Simba has in the last seven years injected into this academic institution, a business approach into the management of its programmes and affairs with  legal precision and with brilliant results.

Out of the total number of graduands, 57 were conferred with PhDs, 2,365 with masters, 4,404 bachelors, 65 postgraduate diploma and 674 diplomas. This is the highest number of students that the University has graduated since its inception in 1956. These, together with the others who graduated   during  the 47th graduation ceremony held in August, brings the total to over 12,000 graduates this year, clearly demonstrating the University’s commitment to the attainment of Kenya Vision 2030.

While congratulating the class of 2012, Prof. George Magoha, the Vice Chancellor, UoN, attributed the increase of graduates to the expansion that the University has experienced in the last 10 years. He said that the continuing growth of the University is reflected in the record numbers of graduates this year.  The large number of the graduates is an indication that the strategies used by University; of opening regional campuses to cater for those who reside and work a distance from the main cities and towns, is working.

Prof. Magoha emphasized that the University will continue to regularly revise its curriculum and introduce new market driven courses that are in line with the current trends in the market. He urged industry stakeholders to provide feedback continuously in order to help the University to strengthen its products and services.

In his remarks, Dr. Wanjui commended the University for honouring both men and women who have made outstanding contribution to the institution and society as a whole. He called on the graduates to strive to excel both at the national and international level. He charged them with the responsibility of protecting the image of the University which has taken many years to build.

Congratulations to the class of 2012, for working hard and smart, we wish them every success in the world of life and work.

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James Obare (not verified) wrote:

Fri, 2012-12-14 20:01

Congrats Comrades! May the Almighty Father Bless the Work of Your Hands and Brains!!!

james sumbi (not verified) wrote:

Tue, 2012-12-11 11:33

Congrats colleagues.It was work well done.Wishing you all God's blessings in the job market and as we fly the UON flag higher and higher

James Obare (not verified) wrote:

Fri, 2012-12-14 19:55

Congrats Comrades! May the Almighty Father Bless the Work of Your Hands and Brains!!!