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UoN Student eyes world Merit Ambassador position

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Nyantika Joshua Mokua, a second year student at the School of Physical Sciences has made it to the final 120 in the race for the World Merit’s Ambassador. Nyantika beat over 60,000 other applicants to make it to the second round of the tightly contested opportunity.

World Merit is a global platform that recognizes the efforts of young people between the ages of 18 and 30, and seeks to reward them. This is achieved by requesting them to share their ideas, dreams and visions on an online platform. Through this, young people are exposed to opportunities which expose them to funding opportunities and exposure to the world. The areas of interest are entrepreneurship, culture, politics, media, science and technology and business leadership.

 

Varsity bids farewell to retiring secretary after 42 years of service

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(Left) Prof. Peter Mbithi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance hands over a certificate of excellence to Mrs. Grace Wangu Hinga during her farewell party. Looking on is Mrs. E. Ongwae, Acting Registrar, Administration.

The University of Nairobi recently said goodbye to one of its illustrious and longest serving employees Mrs. Grace Wangu Hinga.  Mrs. Hinga has worked in the University since 1971.

Her first work station was in the Faculty of Education but she also had a stint in the Institute of Adult Studies and the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences before being identified to work in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s office in 1984.  She has since her posting, performed tirelessly in that office, during which period she has served six Deputy Vice-Chancellors.  In the process she moved up the ranks from the position of Assistant Secretary to the position of Executive Secretary.

Procurement Department Staff Sensitization on Anti-Corruption Strategies and Implementation of the Integrity Testing Programme

A sensitization workshop on Anti-corruption Strategies and Implementation of the Integrity Testing Programme was conducted for the Procurement Department staff Members at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (INST) Boardroom. The sensitization workshop covered a wide range of corruption related issues and the appropriate strategies to fight/eliminate corruption touching on the operations of the University. 
 
The workshop was organized by the Legal Office and it involved presentations on strategies to eliminate corruption from key University operation units including the Human Resources Department, Deans of Students, Estates Department, Audit Department, Finance Department, Academic Division, Legal Office and Procurement Department respectively.
 

UoN and KWTRP evaluate existing collaboration

(Far right) Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension takes Dr. Jane Kengeya-Kayondo and Dr. Sam Kinyanjui on a tour of the Campus.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) yesterday, May 23, 2013, held a meeting to evaluate the development and progress of initiatives that are a result of the partnership between the two institutions.

While receiving the team from KWTRP, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension noted that the UoN and KWTRP had fully supported the partnership and worked towards implementation of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed in 2011.