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Youth Challenged to Know and Exercise their Civil Rights

The University of Nairobi’s Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) organized a one day conference themed, ‘Empowering the youth on civil rights through Education, advocacy and leadership’

Speaking during the World Youth Alliance event, Commission for Administrative Justice, CAJ, commonly referred to us the Ombudsman, Lawyer Otiende Amolo urged the young people to be abreast with the constitution and be aware of their rights.

The youth were further encouraged to report complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman anonymously to avoid victimization. 

Speaker after speaker urged the youth to avoid corruption, impunity, tribalism and several ills that have bedevilled our society. The students were as well encouraged to use the social media positively and stay away from political conflicts.


Prof Maloiy set to defend his DSC


The University of Nairobi is scheduled to evaluate her second Doctor of Science degree candidate since its inception in 1956. On Friday, June 7, 2013, Professor Geoffrey M. Ole Maloiy of department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology will defend his Doctor of Science thesis titled, “Studies in Integrative Animal Energetics and Metabolism: Structural and Environmental Correlates” at the 8-4-4 Multi-purpose Hall, Main campus starting from 2.00 pm.

Staff, students and members of public are invited to attend the public presentation which will also feature a number of publications and academic achievements on the candidate. (Click here to view the programme)

Professor John O. Kokwaro of department of Botany was the first Doctor of Science candidate to successfully defend his thesis at the University of Nairobi in 2008.

Those eligible for the award of a higher Doctorate of the University of Nairobi must among other requirements be holders of the Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Medicine degree of the University of Nairobi or the Doctor of Philosophy degree from any other recognized university of at least five years standing.

School of Education wins funding to offer early education courses


The School of Education has won a grant of USD 300,000 from USAID to launch Early Grade Reading Instruction Curriculum (EGRIC). The School through the Department of Educational Communication and Technology (COMTECH), was among the 32 finalists selected out of 450 proposals submitted to USAID.

COMTECH which is implementing EGRIC, will develop the capacity of 240 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (B.Ed, ECE) and pre-service teachers to teach reading in the primary grades (Pre-school to Standard 3) using high quality, culturally relevant, multi-genre and age-appropriate materials in English and Kiswahili.