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OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY: STAFF AND STUDENTS

This is to inform all Staff and Students that following a meeting of the Vice Chancellors’ Committee held on Friday, August 18, 2017, it was decided that the current closure of Public Universities be extended up to August 28, 2017.

This is therefore to confirm the same, and clarify that the extension is only to affect students. Classes will resume on August 28, 2017 Consequently, all staff are expected to resume duty on Monday, August 21, 2017 as earlier communicated.

PROF. ISAAC M. MBECHE AG. DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)

 

The University QMS Certification Process

The University of Nairobi has received the ISO9001:2015 certification from KEBS, the Certification Body, marking a milestone for the Quality Management System (QMS).
 
The new standard provides many benefits to the University, including integration of risk based thinking into the processes, improved evidence for decision making, creating a quality culture, engagement of staff and students, improvement of customer satisfaction, and improvement in the credibility and image of the University.
 
But what does it take to get the certification?
 
The publication ofthe ISO9001:2015 Standard, in September 2015 necessitated areview of the University QMS. There was need to align the QMS with the new standard.
 
In order to carry out a comprehensive review, a QMS Review Committee was appointed by the University Executive Board (UEB). The Committee, chaired by the Deputy Management Representative, Christopher Moturi, comprised experienced Internal Quality Auditors.
 
The first phase required a clear understanding the ISO9001:2015 Standard,identification of the activities to be undertaken and the resources required,and the development of the methodology to be used.
 
The Committee reviewed many relevant documents. Key among these were the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Standard, guidelines on how to transition to the Standard, University of Nairobi Charter, CUE University Regulations, CUE Standards and Guidelines, University Strategic Plan,Performance Contract and Service Delivery Charter.
 

Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund – Postgraduate Scholarship: 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 academic year.
Interested candidates are invited to apply/re-apply for the scholarship through our online application portal (https://gandhi.uonbi.ac.ke) from Friday July 28, 2017.  A non-refundable application fees of Kenya Shillings Two thousand Only (KShs. 2,000.00) will be charged to be paid through MPESA services.
The MPESA payment details are:-

BUSINESS NUMBER:     913901

ACCOUNT NUMBER*:   This will be generated by the system for every applicant.

*Please pay only when the application system prompts you to pay.

Applicants must have attained at least an Upper Second Class Honours or its equivalent at Bachelors Level and must upload onto the application portal a letter of offer for postgraduate studies at the University of Nairobi for a Masters programme (not PhD).
Deadline for application is Friday September 1, 2017.
 
Only successful applicants will be contacted through the same portal.
 

Online room application for academic year 2017/2018 (KCSE 2016)

All Fresh students (KCSE 2016) 2017/2018 academic year reporting on the September 4, 2017

This is to inform you that the room application exercise for the 2017/2018 academic year for the above groups of students started on July 21, 2017 and closes on August 27, 2017. You are therefore advised to apply to avoid any inconveniences.  There shall be no extension after the closure on August 21, 2017.

All queries pertaining to online room application process should be addressed to hamis@uonbi.ac.ke or through telephone numbers 0204913433 or 0204913405.

To book room please visit https://smis.uonbi.ac.ke/hamis/bookroom.php

Closure of the University of Nairobi during the general election period

This is to inform all staff that the University of Nairobi will close with effect from August 4, 2017 up to and including August 18, 2017 during the electioneering period. It should, however, be noted that:
 
i) The Vice-Chancellor's Office will remain open.
ii) Essential services that normally run during weekends and public holidays will be maintained.
iii) Mail Registry at the Main Campus will remain open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
iv) Out-patient treatment at the University Health Services will be available throughout the above period to cater for emergency cases.
v) Telephone services in all campuses will be operated by a few staff during the period in question.
 
The closure will allow staff to participate in the election process more conveniently and peacefully.
 
I wish you well and urge you to maintain peace during this time.
 
PETER M.F. MBITHI, PhD, EBS
VICE CHANCELLOR
AND
PROFESSOR OF VETERINARY SURGERY
 

Payment of 2013/2017 CBA salary and house allowance arrears

This is to inform you that we have received this afternoon of 6th July 2017, the approved 2017/2018 rationalized budget from the National Treasury.
 
Consequently, we have released 47.75% of the 2013/2017 CBA Basic Salary and House Allowance arrears to the bank for onward transmission to staff individual bank accounts.  The remaining percentage of the arrears will be paid to you upon receipt from the Government.
 
I wish to thank all the staff for their patience and understanding when payment approval was being sought.
 
 
 
PROF. ISAAC M. MBECHE,
AG. DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR,
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
&
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
 

Instructions to government sponsored students for September 2017 (KCSE 2016) admitted at UoN

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The attached list is for admitted government sponsored students for September 2017 at the University of Nairobi.
The students are informed to log on to smis portal - smis.uonbi.ac.ke using their Registration number and KCSE Index Number as Password and download their admission letters and joining instructions.

C4DLab - free online course to prepare youth for employment or building a business

C4DLab, the University of Nairobi’s Incubation and Innovation lab has partnered with Barclays Bank to provide with a free online course called "ReadyToWork" which has modules that will give you skills about Money, Dealing with People, Job Searching, Career Development or Starting businesses.
 
The course if absolutely free and you will get a certificate upon completion.
 
You can select your own learning pathway depending on your individual needs and complete the learning online in your own time and pace.
 
Please visit C4DLab in Chiromo, talk to Charles Katua (0720650592) to sign you up.
 
You can find more details of the program here:
 
 

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Seminar

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The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship program for 2018 is now open. We would like to inform you that we will be holding two seminars in order to share more information on the scholarship. The details are as follows:
 
Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 and Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time: 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road,
Upper Hill
 
Registration and Entry is Free
 
Kindly note that in order for one to attend the seminar, registration is required. To register, kindly, send an email to scholarships@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898513. When registering, please provide us with your name,ID Number (for those over 18) and contact details. In addition to this, kindly specify the day you would like to attend the seminar. Deadline for registration for the Wednesday seminar is Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 4:00pm while the registration deadline for the Saturday seminar is Friday, May 05, 2017 at 4:00pm.
For more information on the scholarship, please visit our website through the link http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/scholarships.html; call 020-2898513; or email scholarships@nb.mofa.go.jp
 

Call for Papers: 6th Annual Conference UNIVERSITIES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Wednesday 19th July 2017
University of Nairobi, School of Business 
University Way, Nairobi City (CBD), Kenya
 
Theme: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa
Entrepreneurship and enterprise development holds a huge potential for unlocking economic potential of African countries, reducing the income disparities and repositioning the continent strategically in the global economic, social and political spheres. Despite having a large pool of untapped natural resources and human capital, several African countries decry weak economies, poor governance and widespread poverty and human suffering. Nonetheless, universities have the chance to provide the impetus for changing the status quo through knowledge creation, dissemination and technology transfer.
 
Borrowing from experiences of developed countries as well as middle income countries, entrepreneurship triggers mobilization and redirecting of resources to opportunities with greater economic returns. Hence, university and industry linkages in diverse ways support enterprise development, participation of poor people in the economic process and creation of employment opportunities in Africa. Furthermore, the interaction of African universities with foreign universities promotes technology transfer to African enterprise and increases the chances of international market access through cultural awareness.