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Hult Prize at University of Nairobi

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which
brings together the brightest college and university students from around
the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative
is the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for social good and one of
the planet’s leading forces for good.

Participants compete in local events organized on campuses around the world
or apply online to partake in the regional finals which are held in five
international cities around the world, including: Boston, San Francisco,
London, Dubai, Shanghai and on-line.

Winning start-ups from each city move onto the Hult Prize Accelerator for the summer before attending the President Bill Clinton hosted global finals, which take place each
September at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

 

UoN PR students visit children suffering from Cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital

The University of Nairobi Public Relations students on Saturday, October 29, 2016 visited the Children’s cancer ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The students visited the sick children as part of Corporate Social Responsibility together with their lecturer, Mr. Godfrey Irungu Njega. The students contributed money that will be used to buy diapers for the ailing children.

The PR students were taken round by the Corporate Affairs Team, led by Lucas Ombogo.  They engaged the young children in singing, dancing, poems, and skits.

One of the nurses who accompanied the students during the ward rounds encouraged the Public Relations students to develop a close relationship with the children, get to know their parents and visit them frequently. “This is just the beginning, please continue coming regularly” said Mrs. Ndugu, a registered nurse at KNH Hospital.

 

UoN Hosts a Gender Based Violence Symposium

Universities in the country have been challenged to provide safer campuses to students to enable them pursue their academic endeavours without worrying about insecurity that breeds gender based violence and the like.

This was the said when a four days symposium on gender based violence was held at the UoN and organized by Sema GBV. SEMA – (Mapenzi bila chuki) which translates to Speak out –(Love without hate) is the fifth pillar in the Kenya Gender Based Violence Partnership (KGBVP) program which seeks to address attitudes and prevent stereotypical thinking around gender issues, facilitate behaviour change by overcoming negative gender norms, and advocate for policies that promote gender inclusion in the communities, campuses, and secondary schools.

 

UoN Student’s Innovation to be Commercialized

Roy Alela, UoN student demonstrating how the sign language to speech translation works at TICAD VI

Ernest Kimani, a UoN student, was among three students who showcased innovations at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD VI. His innovation was a phototherapy machine; the machine has been developed to help treat Jaundice on newborn babies. The photo therapy machine was developed at UoN’s Fabrication Lab. 

 

University Students Mentored on Work Ethics

University of Nairobi students have been mentored on work ethics by investment giant: Cytonn Investments.  

A team from Cytonn Investments led by several University of Nairobi Alumni have mentored students on various values that are required of them to fit into organizations and be good employees. Accountability, excellence, creativity and innovativeness, teamwork and integrity are among the key values that were highlighted.

 

All Students: Examinations regulations

ALL STUDENTS - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS:  APRIL 13, 2015 TO MAY 2, 2015
 
Over the years, the University Senate has been getting special requests from students who for one reason or another, did not do well in their examinations, and who wish to be given special consideration.  Sometimes, this is well after the examination period is over.  These problems include:
  1. Sickness of various types
  2. Absence from the University due to personal problems-funerals, finances, police cases, land cases etc;
  3. Negligence by the student
  4. Problems with various members of staff-in class or outside

Students challenged to engage in research

Students have been challenged to engage in meaningful research activities geared towards addressing some of the challenges facing the continent in this century. This was said Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, H.E. Yoichiro Yamada, when students from University of Nairobi Political Science Students' Association (NUPOSA) paid a courtesy visit to the Japanese Embassy.

The Deputy Ambassador noted that younger generation lacked interest in research studies, terming it as a reserve for their predecessors. He said that this was a dangerous trend that needed to be addressed, calling upon established researchers to mentor students.

During the interactive visit, the political science students learnt about the ongoing projects by Japan in Kenya and the southern countries. Issues of global peace, security and corporation by Japan globally, the history of Japan including the Hiroshima and Nagasaki incidents were also discussed. In matters education, the members of staff from the Embassy shared with the students, the different scholarship and career opportunities in various fields that Japan has to offer.

The students were accompanied by their lecturer, Dr. George Katete.