It gives me much pleasure in presenting the Annual Report and Accounts of the University of Nairobi
for the year ended 30th June 2004.
During the year under review the University incurred a surplus of KShs. 117,464,005.00 compared to
a deficit of KShs. 203,043,381.00 for the year 200212003. The cumulative deficit for the University as
at 30th June 2004 was KShs 1,925,896,872.00 compared to the deficit of KShs. 2,043,360,877.00 as
at 30th June 2003. This is attributable under funding by the government.
As in the previous years, the University continued with its tight financial controls in the management
of the available resources. The university intensified income-generating activities especially through
its subsiding company, the University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES).
Donor agencies and other governments continued to support the University of Nairobi. During the
year under review, a total of KShs.393,740,984.00 compared to an amount of KShs. 304,290,241.00
for the year 200212003 was received for research.
The University continued with its mission of teaching and research. The students total population in
this period was 29,796 out of which 4,221 were postgraduate students.
In the Vice-Chancellor's report for the year ended 30th June, 2003 it was pointed out that the Univer-
sity of Nairobi graduation ceremony did not take place in that year due to the stalemate between the
University teaching staff and the government of Kenya, over terms of service. I am happy to report
that the 31st graduation ceremony of the University of Nairobi was held on 7th May, 2004, which
3,740 graduands and 830 graduates were conferred with degrees and diplomas. His excellency, the
President, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, C,G.H., M.P., Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces graced the
said graduation ceremony. The President was conferred with Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) (Honoris
Causa) and Mr. Joseph B. Wanjui, the University's Chancellor was confirred with Doctor of Science
(D.Sc.), (Honoris Causa).
On behaf of the University of Nairobi, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the government and our
Donors for financial support.
I also wish to thank the government for the approval of revised terms of service of the University staff,
implemented by Public Universities with effect from july, 2004.
Finally, I would like to express my thanks to the University community who worked tirelessly to
ensure smooth operation of this institution.

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