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CEES hosts 8th Pan African Reading for All Conference


The College of Education and External Studies (CEES) recently hosted the 8th Pan African Reading for All (PARFA) Conference at the Kenya Science Campus. Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, officially kicked off the two day event which takes place every two years and represents the largest and most prestigious international literacy conference in Africa.

In his remarks, Prof. Kaimenyi commended the University for being actively involved in literacy development in the African continent and diligently making recommendations that will contribute to the realization of Kenya’s Vision 2030.

University of Nairobi subscribes to Research Africa Funding Platform


The University has just concluded an agreement to access the Research Africa’s funding opportunities database.

Staff members and students will be able to access the sorted and sieved funding opportunities that are available and receive alerts based on individual disciplines and the type of grants that are of interest and each member via e-mail. Access to this platform should be a valuable tool to grow our research.

Research Professional Africa is an essential online resource for researchers, students, research and innovation managers, development officers and policymakers in Africa. It provides subscribers access to comprehensive, authoritative and appropriately highlighted information of over 40,000 research funding opportunities globally to enable sustained research for African development. In addition, an African staffed newsroom covers the African science, policy and research funding news relevant to Research Africa readers. The Research Africa platform provides access to funding opportunities, news and analyses on topics chosen to give African researchers, students and policymakers an edge in the competition for research funding.

Varsity strengthens ties with UP

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dr. James Gashumba, Rector, Umutara Polytechnic University during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Rwanda’s Umutara Polytechnic University (UP) have revitalized a collaboration link following initial discussions entered into in 2011.

In a meeting presided over by Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and a team from UP led by the Rector, Dr. James Gashumba, it was agreed that the collaboration will develop, conduct and facilitate academic collaboration and exchanges between the two parties specifically research in higher education, consultancy, agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Varsity honours retiring senior managers


Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, Immediate former Registrar, Administration receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.

In a ceremony officiated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Magoha, the University of Nairobi (UoN) gave a befitting farewell to senior retiring managers:  Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu and Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, who served as the University Librarian and as the Administration Registrar, respectively. Mrs. Munavu has served the University for 37 years while Mrs. Ongwae for 27 years.

The two officers have successfully over-seen a number of University reforms which today form the basis of the University’s operations. Mrs. Munavu oversaw the digitalization of the library, open access and repository systems.  Before that she had served in various capacities within the library system since 1976.

On her part, Mrs. Ongwae successfully oversaw the rightsizing and staff rationalization in the University in 2001. As a Registrar, she was an able leader for the public sector reforms among them ISO, Performance contracting, strategic planning among others.  Earlier, she had served in different capacities in the University since 1986.

In his remarks, Prof. Magoha said that the University was bidding farewell to two selfless, committed and hardworking officers who have been a good example to many of the University’s staff. He called on UoN employees to emulate the example set by the two retiring officers. 

During the ceremony, the two were surrounded by friends, colleagues and family as well.

Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu, Immediate former University Librarian receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.

The University wishes Mrs. Munavu and Mrs. Ongwae a happy life in retirement.