Pomp and Colour mark UoN International students day celebrations
The University held its annual international students day at the iconic Taifa Hall on the 25th of November 2022 under the theme “appreciating the diversity of our cultures”. Every year, the university sets a day to celebrate international students who make up to 1428 of the total student population.
The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, AVC RIE Prof. Margeret Hutchinson, Senate, Dean of Students Mr. Johnson Kinyua and UNSA leadership.
In his opening remarks, the Vice chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama acknowledged the importance of the day while calling upon students to love and appreciate their diverse cultures.
‘Appreciating the diversity of our cultures’. I wish to call upon all of you to accommodate each other’s cultural diversity and in it we get positive energy for our unity and oneness” said Prof. Kiama
Prof. Julius Ogengo DVC Academic Affairs outlined the conceptualization of the day which is duly endorsed by the University’s senate as a day to appreciate international students and the various cultures they bring to the university. The event followed by short speeches giving thanks and acknowledging by UNSA Chairperson Melvin Thogo, and Monica Malic International students Rep. They spoke on the great strides the university has taken in diversity inclusion throughout all its bodies and thanked the university for its great work.
During the event, an International student parade drawn from 54 countries globally was showcased. Various ecletic cultural presentations representing various countries including Burundi, South Sudan, Rwanda and Kenya were performed.
The University continues to enter into partnerships and collaborative agreements with several international, regional and local institutes and industries in areas of research, students/staff exchanges and industrial attachments in order expose staff and students as well as contribute to the internationalization of the university and its programmes.