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School of Education wins funding to offer early education courses


The School of Education has won a grant of USD 300,000 from USAID to launch Early Grade Reading Instruction Curriculum (EGRIC). The School through the Department of Educational Communication and Technology (COMTECH), was among the 32 finalists selected out of 450 proposals submitted to USAID.

COMTECH which is implementing EGRIC, will develop the capacity of 240 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (B.Ed, ECE) and pre-service teachers to teach reading in the primary grades (Pre-school to Standard 3) using high quality, culturally relevant, multi-genre and age-appropriate materials in English and Kiswahili. 

Marketing research course to benefit from links with GfK

(Right) Prof. Lucy Irungu, DVC, Research Production and Extension and Ms. Phyliss Macfarlane, GfK, during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has entered into a strategic partnership with GfK, a German research company, to establish relations in the area of developing and establishing an M.Sc. Programme in marketing research. The course which was approved last year by the Senate is being offered at the School of Business has admitted its second group of students.

Through the partnership, the two institutions conduct research, share knowledge and work on publications in the area of market research. The two have joint teaching arrangements for the postgraduate programme, conduct joint supervision of the projects, as well as student and faculty exchange agreement.

UON to collaborate with Likoping University

Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UoN and Dr. Helen Dannetun, Vice-Chancellor, LiU sign the MoU.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) has entered into a partnership agreement with Linkoping University (LiU), Sweden.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) which was signed between the two universities will focus on student and staff exchange programmes, cultural exchange programmes, joint academic course development and research exchange. In addition, a collaborative partnership on joint applications for funding will also be factored in. Each University may exchange up to six undergraduate or postgraduate students within the field of education.

UoN and Lanzhou University partner

Caption: (Left) Prof. Zhou Xuhong, President, LZU and Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UoN, exchanged signed copies of the MoU.


The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), has entered into a partnership agreement with Lanzhou University (LZU) focusing on agro technologies in dry land farming, water harvesting and waste management. In addition, staff and student exchange programmes will be part of the engagement.

The background to the agreement dates back to 2012, when a team from UoN had the opportunity of touring some of the agricultural research projects that LZU has in place. According to Prof. Zhou Xuhong, LZU is committed to research as it is its strength. Indeed, LZU is known for its continued long research-orientated tradition.