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The finance officer would like to advice the university staff, that all the University of Nairobi insurance covers have been renewed.

The policies in place include:

1. Motor Vehicle Policy

2. Group Personal Accident

3. Fire and Peril

4. Burglary

5. Cash in Transit

6. Plate Glass

7. Fidelity Guarantee

8. Public Liability

9. Employers Liability (Common Law Policy)

10. Comprehensive medical insurance cover for staff of PACT COE and CRISS projects.

GPA cover provided is in the event of:

1) Death

2) Permanent total disablement

3) Temporary disablement

4) Medical

5) Last Expense



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he ceremony which was held on June 12, 2017 was also graced by the Deputy President William Ruto. The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi led the UoN delegation.
 
The President called on the youth to take advantage of access to education to achieve progress.
“The university will bring economic growth to Nandi Hills town. Let us all strive to expand our economy because no one else will come to develop our country," said the President. “This new university will be opened in two years time.”
 
The Deputy President William Ruto, said that the leaders of the region had insisted that the first course the university college offers should be law to represent the freedom and justice that Koitalel stood for.
 
"We want the university college to produce people who will defend our freedoms and the sovereignty of our nation," he said. The university will also offer business and sports related courses.
 
While thanking the President for the President for appointing UoN to mentor the new university college, the Chancellor, Dr. Rattansi pledged to donate books worth Kshs. 18 Million.


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The new title vividly captures the life and times of the former vice-chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Prof. Magoha. In his autobiography, Prof. Magoha has shared how his formative years were, captured his family life, his pursuit for education, his thoughts on transformative leadership, his stint as UoN vice-chancellor and the lessons learnt. Through and through, Prof. Magoha celebrates and acknowledges those who played a critical role in his life. The book is published by East African Educational Publishers (EAEP).
 
At the launch on June 14, 2017, speaker after speaker spoke about Prof. Magoha’s leadership acumen and style.
 
“I have the privilege of working with Prof. Magoha as the Chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council where he is spearheading reforms,” says Dr. Matiang'i. “Prof. Magoha's outlook of life is different. He asks for output from the institutions he leads. Many people make reference to Prof. Magoha when it comes to transformational leadership. If we all serve our nation diligently, Kenya will have great achievements to boast about.”


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University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, has been honoured by the Italian government for her exemplary role in promoting culture and the Italian language in Kenya. She has been at the forefront in strengthening the ties, between the two countries.

The award , ‘Knight of the order of the star of Italy’ is among the highest honours given to Italian citizens who have displayed exemplary performance in the course of their life and in service of country and mankind. The award was presented to her at the Italian Embassy by H.E Mauro Massoni.

The Ambassador, who was speaking during the 71st Independence Day Celebrations noted that the Italian government and the Kenyan government have warm working relations that went a notch higher as President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the G7 Summit in Italy last month.

Over the years, the Italian government has been considerably friendly to the Kenyan government and supported various efforts by the government to transform the country and the living standards of the people.



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UoN was recognized for her inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace. The University as an opportunity employer has recruited persons from all the ethnic groups in Kenya. The University has a policy that caters for employment of persons with disability. This is partly a requirement of the performance contract by the government of Kenya.  The government has put in place measures to ensure that the youth, women and persons living with disabilities are given fair treatment in distribution of tenders and in employment opportunities.

As far as governance and leadership category is concerned, the University was not left behind as its leadership were recognized for the good work and rewarded.  Other companies that were recognized in this category include Centum Investment and BAT.



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The V.C Prof. Peter Mbithi at the Finance Department stand during the UoN  7th Open Day.

This year’s Open Day has not only attracted the participation of all UoN teaching and non-teaching units but also stakeholders drawn from other industries. The Finance Department is among the exhibitors in the UoN 7th Open Day. The Department offers all Financial services to the University and its Stakeholders.



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UoN Main Campus.
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This year’s Open Day has not only attracted the participation of all UoN teaching and non-teaching units but also stakeholders drawn from industry.

 

Presiding over the opening ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that open days give faculty staff the opportunity to interact with prospective students and the public at large, sharing the University’s academic programmes, research outputs and services.

 



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Prof. Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment receives a gift from Prof. Madara Ogot, Director of Research.

 “Individuals, businesses and governments need to work together since at the heart of Nexus is understanding of interdependencies“, she said. “The government has set in place various measures to address the challenges of water, food and environment. Key among them is developing and implementing policies on water to control irrigation, encouraging the use of solar and renewable energy such as wind, geothermal and solar, national forest policy to grow and sustain a tree cover of 10%, use of biofuels and biomass to supplement energy usage among others.”



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At a glance, out of the 123 postgraduate grant proposals that were submitted by the University of Nairobi students, 64 have been successful.

We also submitted 64 Collaborative research proposals where University of Nairobi researchers were the lead researchers and 19 of these have been have been successful.

 

Congratulations Grantees. Your hard work has paid off.



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UoN Towers
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The Council Chairperson (ag.), Mrs. Pascalia Koske, Prof. Enos Nthia Njeru and V.C Prof. Peter Mbithi.

The Council Chairperson (ag.), Mrs. Pascalia Koske, noted that the performance contract has been negotiated in a manner that resonates with the public expectations, demonstrates progressive achievement of Vision 2030 Medium Term II targets, benchmarks with international best practices and is fully aligned to the University budget.



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UoN Towers
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Mr. Tom Mshindi, the Editor-in-Chief, Nation Media Group and Prof. Peter Mbithi, the Vice-Chancellor.

The Nation Media Group (NMG) is the official Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 (NIW2017) media partner. This follows the signing of a working partnership agreement between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the media house.



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FIMS Section-Main Campus

CAE staff members were trained on Document Tracking System at the FIMS section, a ssytem which analyses document turnaround time. The staff were trained on how to send, receive and track documents movement online. The system is expected to be rolled out at the College immediately.



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FIMS Section
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Editor-in-Chief, Nation Media,Mr.Tom Mshindi  (left), Dr Tonny Omwansa, Bike Share Innovation Champion and Director (C4DLab) at UoN during Bike Share Launch.

The University of Nairobi’s School of Computing and Informatics and the Center for Computing and Development Laboratory (C4DLab) have officially launched the Bike Share Challenge.



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FIMS Section
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University of Nairobi Main Campus

University of Nairobi is the most preffered learning institution by both parents and students in the country, a new study has revealed.

Employers also prefer graduates from the University. The Study



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UoN Towers at Main Campus.

The iconic University of Nairobi Towers which was officially handed over by the contractor, China Wu Yi to the University of Nairobi Management in November 2016 is now occupied and in use.

The University of Nairobi Towers is one of the infrastructural projects recently undertaken by the University and is expected to further smoothen the business of teaching, learning and conducting research.



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UoN Towers
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The collaborative MoU that was signed on November 30, 2016, will support in strengthening the capacities of the Administrative Staff and Members of Parliament of Kenya as well as the officials of the 47 Counties of Kenya, Members and Staff of the Legislative Institutions within the East African region and Africa at large.



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An Endowment fund  to help the bright and needy students was launched by UON on 2nd September 2015 that have been enrolled in The University.  click here for more

 



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DECLARATION OF PUBLIC HOLIDAY MONDAY JUNE 26, 2017

We wish to bring to the attention of all staff and students that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Mr. Joseph Nkaissery, has declared Monday June 26, 2017 a Public Holiday.

The day will be observed to mark Idd-UI- Fitr.  The declaration is contained in a Kenya Gazette notice dated June 20, 2017.

 

PETER M.F. MBITHI, PhD, EBS

VICE-HANCELLOR

AND

PROFESSOR OF VETERINARY SURGERY



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The Vice-Chancellor challenged the staff members drawn from the six colleges and the central administration unit, to put more effort as they discharge their mandate and help the academic staff drive the university agenda of teaching, learning and research.

“Your work is very critical. You are key people in the administration and in the delivery of the service charter”, said Prof. Mbithi. “I urge you to embrace servant leadership and capture and resolve internal and external complaints.”



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Speaking during the launch, the President of Supreme Court, praised the School of Law, for being one of the finest Law Schools in the world. The school has produced legal practitioners working in various sectors of Kenyan economy. UoN scholars are working in Parliament, Judiciary, civil society and virtually in every sector of the economy.



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Among the several ways that locals use to destroy forests include logging and burning of trees. Once the forest is burnt, the land is hence used for agricultural purposes. The locals grow potatoes, maize among other crops.

According to Dr. Shah, the desertification of Mau Forest by the locals and the burning of the indigenous trees will accelerate the effects of climate change and the area will soon experience floods.  The area is bound to experience biological weathering. Biological weathering is weakening and subsequent disintegration of rock by plants, animals and microbes. Once the land is weak, the landslides over like it happened recently in the Embu region.



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