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As a result of rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university has a decentralized administration composed of six campus colleges headed by principals.

 

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From self-help group to life-changing water company

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Imagine access to safe water trapping you in a cycle of struggle, preventing you from improving your life? A research-supported self-help group took action in Wandiege community, Kenya, ultimately be coming entrepreneurs running a sustainable water company that’s transforming women’s lives.
 
Life in Wandiege Community
 
It’s a half kilometre walk to the River Auji, but the women of Wandiege, a poor informal settlement known as Manyatta B on the east side of Kisumu County, have to walk this distance to fetch their water from the river.  Traditionally, women in this region are responsible for fetching water for the whole household, so bear the brunt of poor water access, and of the poor sanitation that plagues the Wandiege Community. It's not only adult women that are caught in this trap of gender norms and scarce resources that include negative impacts on health, time and energy available for investment in productive activities. Girl children are sometimes forced to be late or even miss school to help their mothers fetch water, impacting on their education.
 
Traditionally, women in this region are responsible for fetching water for the whole household, so bear the brunt of poor water access, and of the poor sanitation that plagues the Wandiege Community
 
The Wandiege Community sought to address their situation. A self-help group was formed with the initial aim of sensitizing the community to the area’s poor water and sanitation situation. Sensitization campaigns were held, community support was solicited and technical advice offered by non-governmental organization, SANA International. These interventions lead to the idea of a water supply project for the region.
 

AIESEC shares student exchange opportunities

       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today’s competitive world demands one to explore avenues that will keep them ahead of the game. That’s why you’ll chase a certificate here, a diploma there, a training here. Allow me to turn you to something completely different- Exchange. Did you know that prospective employers in almost every field look favourably upon experience gained while living overseas and knowledge obtained of another language and culture?
 
Enter AIESEC, the largest youth-run organisation in the world that operates in over 110 countries and territories where young people from all walks of life get a chance to explore and develop their leadership potential. AIESEC gives you the chance to explore new cultures, build your leadership skills and drive societal impact by going on exchange within these territories. AIESEC offers two types of exchange:-
 

Notice to all December 5, 2014 graduates: Schedule for Certificate collection

All Graduates of the 52nd Congregation for the conferment of degrees and award of diplomas held on December 5, 2014 are requested to collect their certificates at the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus in the following order:
 
1.         MONDAY, JANUARY 19 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
 
            BACHELORS DEGREES ONLY
 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Economics
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS)
  • Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS)
 
2.         MONDAY, JANUARY 26 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
 
            BACHELORS DEGREES ONLY
 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • School of Business
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Dental Sciences
  • School of Nursing Sciences
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