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Prof. Peter Mbithi, the Vice-chancellor, tours the construction site of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies campus to assess the progress.

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) is planning on enhancing and reinvigorating the students and staff members’ welfare and development.

This was the agenda when the University of Nairobi, Vice Chancellor, Prof Peter Mbithi, met with the College Academic Board (CAB) members, when he visited CAVS on October 1, 2017.
At the meeting, the members proposed ideas that were afterwards incorporated in the student and staff members’ academic welfare and development plan to further enrich their experiential learning, transformational community outreach activities, and research skills that address the needs of a sustainable local populace.  They brainstormed on the best ideas of securing research patents, industrial collaborations and development of sustainable income generation activities that will be of mutual benefit to both the researchers, students and cater for the expenses incurred in operational costs within the College for instance, building a supermarket for agricultural products that will expose the students to experiential learning of complete agriculture and food production value chain.
Further, senior researchers and lecturers were encouraged to mentor their students and junior faculty members and develop more proposals that will aid in creating more centres of excellence within the University.