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Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund - Postgraduate Scholarship: 2014/2015 Academic Year

The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund will offer a limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters Programmes during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Interested candidates are invited to apply for the scholarship by filling in a formal application/re-application form available at the  Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus from Monday July 21, 2014 upon payment of a non-refundable application fees of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Only (KShs. 500.00) through MPESA pay bill services. The MPESA payment details are: -
  • ACCOUNT NUMBER:  Serial number on the application form
Applicants must have attained at least an Upper Second Class Honours or its equivalent at Bachelors Level and must attach to the completed application form a letter of offer (Notice of eligibility) to study at the University of Nairobi for a Masters programme (not PhD).
Completed application forms may be send to the Secretary, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 30197 – 00100 G.P.O. Nairobi, or delivered to the Central Examination Centre, Chiromo Campus so as to reach by Friday August 8, 2014.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Moot Court News: Volunteers needed

The Africa Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest annual congregation of law students and lecturers from all over Africa. This year the competition will be hosted by the University of Nairobi, in conjunction with the Centre of Human Rights of the University of Pretoria.
The dates of the competition are 1st to 6th of September 2014. The organizing committee of the University of Nairobi Law School is seeking volunteers to assist with receiving participants at the airport, coordinating logistics, planning entertainment activities, acting as court bailiffs, and lending a hand to ensure the success of the event.
All University of Nairobi students from all campuses are eligible to volunteer. Students from Universities in Kenya or elsewhere, with specific knowledge of French and Portuguese are highly encouraged to volunteer.

University of Nairobi set to begin a post-retirement medical scheme

  1. Most University staff during the period they serve in active employment live in fairly decent environment. The members of staff concentrate their lifetime and efforts on teaching, research, and fully serving the University in various capacities. It will be imperative that on retirement such members of staff maintain a fairly dignified way of living. The Pension Scheme provides assurance of an income upon retirement. The proposed Post Retirement Medical Scheme would ensure provision of health care upon retirement.
  1. The University of Nairobi (UON) as an employer provides medical cover to active members through group medical scheme, administered through the University Health Services (UHS).  Upon their retirement, the members of staff cease to receive benefits from the group medical scheme of University. The sudden withdrawal of medical benefits enjoyed by members coupled with increased age and the shift of medical burden to the members is traumatic because medical requirements and costs tend to increase with age. Further, medical costs tend to escalate in one’s retirement.

Students challenged to engage in research

Students have been challenged to engage in meaningful research activities geared towards addressing some of the challenges facing the continent in this century. This was said Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, H.E. Yoichiro Yamada, when students from University of Nairobi Political Science Students' Association (NUPOSA) paid a courtesy visit to the Japanese Embassy.

The Deputy Ambassador noted that younger generation lacked interest in research studies, terming it as a reserve for their predecessors. He said that this was a dangerous trend that needed to be addressed, calling upon established researchers to mentor students.

During the interactive visit, the political science students learnt about the ongoing projects by Japan in Kenya and the southern countries. Issues of global peace, security and corporation by Japan globally, the history of Japan including the Hiroshima and Nagasaki incidents were also discussed. In matters education, the members of staff from the Embassy shared with the students, the different scholarship and career opportunities in various fields that Japan has to offer.

The students were accompanied by their lecturer, Dr. George Katete.

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