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UoN To Get Accreditation From KNDI
“The University of Nairobi was first among 24 institutions to be awarded a training licence for nutritionists and dieticians. All universities should go through standard training to meet the minimum threshold for compliance.”
This was said by the CEO, Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI), Dr. David Okello when he paid a visit to the University. Dr. Okello said that as an institution of world class status, UoN needs to have maintained the standards and the regulations that were set since it received the accreditation. He urged the University to renew its accreditation.
Prof. John Kimenju, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture said that there is a new curriculum that was written and approved. There has been recruitment of lecturers at the PhD level and personnel that mentor the students and connect them to industry for internship and thereafter employment.
Prof. Bernard Waweru, Academic Registrar, said that the large number of students that the University receives and the fees that the Institute charges per student has been the reason for delay in going through the renewal process.
Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the University has been working on the guidelines and the recommendations that KNDI had given. He urged all the departments involved to be ready so that the Institute can inspect and give a preliminary report before the final inspection and full accreditation is renewed.
The meeting took place on the evening of Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Council chamber.