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University of Nairobi 51st Graduation Ceremony

To all final year students
University of Nairobi
The 51st Graduation Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 29, 2014
All final year students in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), College of Architecture and Engineering (CAE), College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) and College of Education and External Studies (CEES), who will have completed the requirements for their respective programmes should liaise with their respective Deans/Directors to ensure that their academic records are up to date, and their names are properly documented in the list of graduands to be submitted for Senate approval, by July 30, 2014.
Prospective graduands should also ensure that they have cleared all fees owed to the University.

Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund - Postgraduate Scholarship: 2014/2015 Academic Year

The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund will offer a limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters Programmes during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Interested candidates are invited to apply for the scholarship by filling in a formal application/re-application form available at the  Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus from Monday July 21, 2014 upon payment of a non-refundable application fees of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Only (KShs. 500.00) through MPESA pay bill services. The MPESA payment details are: -
  • ACCOUNT NUMBER:  Serial number on the application form
Applicants must have attained at least an Upper Second Class Honours or its equivalent at Bachelors Level and must attach to the completed application form a letter of offer (Notice of eligibility) to study at the University of Nairobi for a Masters programme (not PhD).
Completed application forms may be send to the Secretary, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 30197 – 00100 G.P.O. Nairobi, or delivered to the Central Examination Centre, Chiromo Campus so as to reach by Friday August 8, 2014.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Moot Court News: Volunteers needed

The Africa Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest annual congregation of law students and lecturers from all over Africa. This year the competition will be hosted by the University of Nairobi, in conjunction with the Centre of Human Rights of the University of Pretoria.
The dates of the competition are 1st to 6th of September 2014. The organizing committee of the University of Nairobi Law School is seeking volunteers to assist with receiving participants at the airport, coordinating logistics, planning entertainment activities, acting as court bailiffs, and lending a hand to ensure the success of the event.
All University of Nairobi students from all campuses are eligible to volunteer. Students from Universities in Kenya or elsewhere, with specific knowledge of French and Portuguese are highly encouraged to volunteer.

University of Nairobi set to begin a post-retirement medical scheme

  1. Most University staff during the period they serve in active employment live in fairly decent environment. The members of staff concentrate their lifetime and efforts on teaching, research, and fully serving the University in various capacities. It will be imperative that on retirement such members of staff maintain a fairly dignified way of living. The Pension Scheme provides assurance of an income upon retirement. The proposed Post Retirement Medical Scheme would ensure provision of health care upon retirement.
  1. The University of Nairobi (UON) as an employer provides medical cover to active members through group medical scheme, administered through the University Health Services (UHS).  Upon their retirement, the members of staff cease to receive benefits from the group medical scheme of University. The sudden withdrawal of medical benefits enjoyed by members coupled with increased age and the shift of medical burden to the members is traumatic because medical requirements and costs tend to increase with age. Further, medical costs tend to escalate in one’s retirement.