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57th Graduation Ceremony – Friday, September 22, 2017

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The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all students from the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), College of Architecture and Engineering (CAE), College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), College of Education and External Studies (CEES), School of Law, School of Nursing and Department of Biochemistry (BSc Biochemistry) who have qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2016/2017) and members of the public, that the 57th Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 commencing at 8.00 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.  The following is pertinent information:
 
CLEARANCE OF FEES
 
Only those who will have completed paying the fees due to the University by Friday September 8, 2017 will be allowed to graduate.
 
GRADUATION/CONVOCATION FEE
 
Each graduand must obtain a clearance certificate from the relevant College Registrar upon clearance with the respective Department/Faculty/Institute/School, Library, Halls of Residence and Games Department and pay a compulsory Graduation/Convocation fee of Kshs. 1,000/=.
 

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.
 

UoN and DAAD Review Partnership

The University of Nairobi and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have reviewed their partnership that has existed over 40 years.

This happened when the DAAD regional Director, Dr. Helmut Blumbach paid a courtesy call on the UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office on Monday October 31, 2016.

Dr. Blumbach said that German universities are interested in partnerships with Universities in the East African region. The East African region has recently had an increase in foreign investors and hence the education sector is also interested in partnering with top institutions such as the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Blumbach said that there is need for more detailed discussions to have a closer look at the doctorate study and possible areas of collaboration, joint initiatives, PhD supervision, quality assurance among others so that DAAD as an organization can give UoN specific German institutions to partner with.

 

UoN Hosts a Gender Based Violence Symposium

Universities in the country have been challenged to provide safer campuses to students to enable them pursue their academic endeavours without worrying about insecurity that breeds gender based violence and the like.

This was the said when a four days symposium on gender based violence was held at the UoN and organized by Sema GBV. SEMA – (Mapenzi bila chuki) which translates to Speak out –(Love without hate) is the fifth pillar in the Kenya Gender Based Violence Partnership (KGBVP) program which seeks to address attitudes and prevent stereotypical thinking around gender issues, facilitate behaviour change by overcoming negative gender norms, and advocate for policies that promote gender inclusion in the communities, campuses, and secondary schools.

 

FKE Trains University of Nairobi Administrators

The Federation of Kenya Employers, FKE, have trained University of Nairobi administrators on labour laws. This is the second group of senior administrators undergoing training.

The two days training was conducted at the Central Catering Unit from September, 11-12, 2016. The objective of the training is for the administrators to get insights on key provisions of the Labour Laws, improvement of personal effectiveness at work, enhancement of the job performance and competence enhancement for the PC target for the year 2016/17. 

 

 

UoN to Partner with Debre Markos University

The University of Nairobi will collaborate with Ethiopia’s Debre Markos University in the areas of teaching, research, staff and student exchange programs.

This follows discussions between Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof. Henry Mutoro and Dr. Simachew Gashaye, Vice President for Research and Community Service, Debre Markos University.

 

 

NOTICE TO ALL SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 GRADUATES

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All graduates of the 55th Congregation for the conferment of degrees and award of diplomas held on September 2, 2016 are requested to collect their certificates at the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus in the following order:

 

UoN to Partner with Makueni Government in Developing Regional Technology and Innovation Hub at Kibwezi Campus

The University of Nairobi is set to upgrade the kibwezi station to a world class institution for Agri-technology and innovation. Plans are underway to have an incubation and Agric-park, and offer degree programs in Bachelor of Science in Dryland Economics and Agro-ecosystem Management and Bachelor of Science in Water Resource Management.

 

UoN and Concordia University Enhance Partnership

The University of Nairobi and Concordia University signed an addendum to an existing MoU between UoN, University of York and Concordia University on Friday, September 23, 2016.

The addendum includes increasing capacity, innovative ways of teaching, and improving delivery of programs.