Young Researchers urged to rigorously research and Innovate.

“A good university, if it has to be good, must do research; academic discourse is diminishing in the universities.”

The UoN VC, Prof. Peter Mbithi was speaking at the official opening of the 3rd Innovation Research Symposium at the UoN Towers on Friday, March 8, 2019.

“The process of getting a degree helps you understand the society and the problems within the society. The university is the boiling point for societal transformations. We don’t have a lot of research in undergraduate level; this is a call of action to all young lecturers and researchers to continue to research and innovate,” He remarked.

The VC appreciated the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Production and Extension and his team for taking a leadership role in harnessing the intellectual energy of the University, “May this then be the nucleus by which UoN continues to increase its Influence to society.”

In his concluding remarks, Prof. Mbithi said, “we need peace, we need stability, we need unity of purpose; we are a comprehensive, research intensive community and we should focus on where our strength lies and that is, having so many intellectuals within the University.”

The VC urged the researchers to realize how special they are, how society has handed them a pedestal to influence and that they should make maximum use of it.

The symposium themed, ‘Innovation in support of Kenya’s big four Agenda” received presentations in the areas of innovations in food and nutrition, Manufacturing, housing and Health. It provided an opportunity for researchers to listen to their fellow researchers, critically ask questions that would influence research output towards development.

Prof. Madara Ogot, Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, production and Extension and Dr. Richard Ayah, Director, Science Park also spoke during the Opening Ceremony.  

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Sat, 2019-08-31 (All day)