VC engages University Senate on student issues

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi engaged the University Senate, on various issues affecting students. The sensitization workshop was held at the Central Catering Unit from April 18-19, 2019.

Top on the agenda were student issues relating to accommodation, academics, security, mentorship and producing globally competitive graduates. Following his interaction with the newly elected UNSA leaders the previous week, the Vice-Chancellor held an interactive session the highest decision making body, to outline the various issues affecting students. 

The Vice Chancellor challenged Students Welfare Authority, SWA, to ensure that sanitation is prioritized in the halls of residence. “’Leading with excellence’. That is the University slogan and I urge you all to lead with excellence, “he said.   

“We can perform tenfold if we commit to our goals, “stated the Chairman of the Senate. He took the opportunity to recognize the team from the College of Health Sciences who have worked hard to recover outstanding debts amounting to over 200M shillings.

Schools and Departments in various colleges were urged to reinstate research committees. Members of the academia were challenged to conduct research and publish extensively in well-established journals. “We will reward you if you publish in Scopus”, said Prof. Madara Ogot, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation and Enterprise.    

On academic matters, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, pointed out the need for Senators to lead in monitoring students from admission to graduation and to help them join the University of Nairobi Alumni Association.  Senators are expected to lead in student prospecting and in marketing the University. Their other duties include:  maintenance of student records, teaching and learning, processing examinations and retaining top students via scholarship programs.

 On labour issues, Prof. Stephen Kiama, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Human Resource and Administration, explained in details the various laws governing work such as : Bill of rights, University Act, Employment Act 2007, Public Officers Ethics Act 2003, Occupational Safety and Health Act 2007 among others.   

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2019-11-27 (All day)