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PANGeA board members elect Prof. Njeru as president

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Prof. Enos Njeru, the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), has been elected as President of Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA).

At the PANGeA board meeting, Prof. Njeru was elected unanimously to take over from Prof. Edward Kirumira, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University whose term has ended.

Members of the network are: University of Stellenbosch; University of Ghana; University of Yaunde; University of Makerere; Anta Diop University; University of Malawi; University of Dar es Salaam; Botswana University; and University of Nairobi.

The network, with its secretariat at the Stellenbosch University, runs a prestigious Doctoral Programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently, there are 14 university of Nairobi PhD candidates at the Doctoral Academy in Stellenbosch pursuing their degrees in Humanities or Social Sciences. The network has also launched the Early Careers Fellowship Programme for young scholars with PhD. The University of Nairobi managed to win 4 fellowships out of the 8 available for 2017 fellowships. The Four fellows from the Faculty of Arts currently at the Stellenbosch University are Dr. James Orao, Dr. TheresahMbatia, Dr. Elias Makori and Dr. Judith Jefwa. The University of Nairobi’s Coordinator for PANGeA is Prof. Peter Wasamba, Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Univeristy congratulates Prof. Njeru on his new apppointment and wishes him well.

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