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University of Nairobi Anthem

University of Nairobi we labour all together in search for

knowledge and truth.

We bless and honour Thee, we are the pinnacle of

excellence in knowledge,

Knowledge to serve our mother-land (oh Kenya), knowledge

to serve all mankind


Be not engulfed by pride, let excellence prevail

May we all shun the pitfall, of being the ivory tower

With sacrifice and dedication our problems we’ll overcome


We are the fountain of knowledge we create and hold the


God gives us grace to serve, and the future for us is bright,

and the children

Shall drink from the fountain of knowledge, knowledge

Shall surely set us free (beyond the stars) knowledge shall

surely set them free.


Google Ambassadors launch Google Clubs

In a fun-filled event dubbed G-Student Club Meet-Up, the first ever Google Club was launched at the University of Nairobi by the Google Students Ambassadors (GSAs). During the launch, at the 8-4-4 Multipurpose Hall, Main Campus, the GSAs took the participants through the various Google Apps for education available to students.

The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. Google Student Ambassadors are given a unique opportunity to serve as liaisons between Google and their university for the duration of one academic year, holding workshops, training and events with their campus community around Google’s core products, programs and initiatives. The team consisting of Stephen Mudibo, from the School of Law, Michelle Ngure and Geoffrey Mosongo, both from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is the third team of Ambassadors in the University.

NUPOSA students day at the UN

Students from the Nairobi University Political Science Students Association (NUPOSA) recently visited the United Nations headquarters for a one day tour and training. The students were taken through various aspects of UN programmes with specific focus on those that are suitable for university students.

They were given insights on how the programmes are carried out, employment requirements needed to work in the UN as well as how to join the volunteer programmes available.

NUPOSA students also had an opportunity to interact and establish contact with the members of staff and get a better understanding of how the UN handles international affairs and its role in maintaining peace and security in the world.

Don receives FAO appointment to project team of high level panel of experts on food losses and waste

A University of Nairobi don, Dr. Jane Ambuko, has been appointed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) steering committee of High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security and nutrition. The five-member team brings together experts from India, Brazil, China and the Netherlands. Dr. Ambuko stands out as the only woman and African on the team.

 The team is tasked with synthesis and analysis of reports and studies on food losses and waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems. The team will present their report to the HLPE steering committee for further deliberation and actions that will influence decisions on FAO’s policy on food security and nutrition.

Dr. Ambuko is a lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture. She is also a fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Norman Borlaug Fellowship programs (2013).

The University congratulates Dr. Ambuko and wishes her well.