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Varsity strengthens ties with UP

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dr. James Gashumba, Rector, Umutara Polytechnic University during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Rwanda’s Umutara Polytechnic University (UP) have revitalized a collaboration link following initial discussions entered into in 2011.

In a meeting presided over by Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and a team from UP led by the Rector, Dr. James Gashumba, it was agreed that the collaboration will develop, conduct and facilitate academic collaboration and exchanges between the two parties specifically research in higher education, consultancy, agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Varsity honours retiring senior managers


Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, Immediate former Registrar, Administration receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.

In a ceremony officiated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Magoha, the University of Nairobi (UoN) gave a befitting farewell to senior retiring managers:  Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu and Mrs. Elizabeth Gesare Ongwae, who served as the University Librarian and as the Administration Registrar, respectively. Mrs. Munavu has served the University for 37 years while Mrs. Ongwae for 27 years.

The two officers have successfully over-seen a number of University reforms which today form the basis of the University’s operations. Mrs. Munavu oversaw the digitalization of the library, open access and repository systems.  Before that she had served in various capacities within the library system since 1976.

On her part, Mrs. Ongwae successfully oversaw the rightsizing and staff rationalization in the University in 2001. As a Registrar, she was an able leader for the public sector reforms among them ISO, Performance contracting, strategic planning among others.  Earlier, she had served in different capacities in the University since 1986.

In his remarks, Prof. Magoha said that the University was bidding farewell to two selfless, committed and hardworking officers who have been a good example to many of the University’s staff. He called on UoN employees to emulate the example set by the two retiring officers. 

During the ceremony, the two were surrounded by friends, colleagues and family as well.

Mrs. Salome Ndinda Munavu, Immediate former University Librarian receives a gift from the VC Prof. George Magoha.

The University wishes Mrs. Munavu and Mrs. Ongwae a happy life in retirement.

Finance Department holds staff seminar


The University of Nairobi (UoN), Finance Department has just concluded a two-day seminar that saw all staff members from the different sections of the department participate. Matters touching on service delivery, environmental conservation, firefighting, performance contracting, industrial relations and customer relations among other issues were covered.

The seminar was which was held at CCU was officially opened by Prof. Peter Mbithi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance. In his remarks, Prof. Mbithi thanked the members for their commitment and hard work aimed at ensuring smooth flow of University’s operations.  He pointed out that the Finance Department was critical to the operations of the University and that it had immensely contributed to making UoN the best in the country and across the world.  However, the DVC asked the attendants not to relax but keep working hard because UoN was facing a lot of competition from other universities regionally and globally.

UoN Student eyes world Merit Ambassador position


Nyantika Joshua Mokua, a second year student at the School of Physical Sciences has made it to the final 120 in the race for the World Merit’s Ambassador. Nyantika beat over 60,000 other applicants to make it to the second round of the tightly contested opportunity.

World Merit is a global platform that recognizes the efforts of young people between the ages of 18 and 30, and seeks to reward them. This is achieved by requesting them to share their ideas, dreams and visions on an online platform. Through this, young people are exposed to opportunities which expose them to funding opportunities and exposure to the world. The areas of interest are entrepreneurship, culture, politics, media, science and technology and business leadership.