Prof. Mbithi appointed Vice-Chancellor, UoN

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Mon, 2014-12-01 12:07

The University of Nairobi is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi as the new Vice-Chancellor with effect from January 6th 2015 for a five-year term renewable once. Prof. Mbithi will take over from Prof. George Magoha whose final term expires in January 2015. He becomes the seventh Vice-Chancellor, since the inception of the University of Nairobi in 1970.

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Varsity marks 52nd graduation

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Fri, 2014-12-05 14:02

Graduands have been conferred and awarded with degrees and diplomas at the University of Nairobi’s 52nd graduation ceremony by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi who was also conferred with honorary degree in humane letters.

Royal Media Group Chairman, Samuel Macharia was also conferred with doctor of letters. During the ceremony, a record 104 PhDs were conferred bringing the total Phds awarded by University this year to 123.

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Mon, 2014-12-08 09:38


Finance Department was part of web Champions sensitization and Training that was conducted by ICT at the ICT Centre Corporate Lab on Monday December 8th, 2014.

The main objective of this training was to share strategies for improving the current website status in the University of Nairobi Central Departments.

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E procurement Workshop

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Mon, 2014-10-27 13:22

E-procurement system is an online system through which companies will be connected directly to their suppliers and vice versa in the procuring of goods and services. Through this e-procurement, Kenya’s Public Service seeks to embrace transparency, accountability and prudent use of public resources to ensure Kenyans receive quality services and value for tax payer’s money. The finance department, procurement, ICT and D.V.C Administration and Finance appointed a team that attended a 4 day workshop running from 15 - 18 October 2014, dubbed E-Procurement adoption to chart a way forward in the adoption of an e-procurement system for the University.

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Wed, 2014-10-01 07:38

 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 (GPA)

 3. Fire and Peril

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University of Nairobi Celebrates 51st Graduation Ceremony

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Wed, 2014-08-27 09:24

His Exellency, the President Uhuru Kenyatta,Her Exellency, the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the Deputy President, William Ruto, Cabinet Secretary Education, Science and Technology Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi,Cabinet Secretary, Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Ole Lenku among other dignitaries joined the University of Nairobi top management and community at large in laying the foundation stone for the University of Nairobi Towers.

President Kenyatta commended the University management and the council for their effort and their resilience in raising funds from internal sources towards the construction of the towers. 

The Deputy President, William Ruto an almni of the University of Nairobi remarked how he remembered with nostalgia his first moments at the University as a first year.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. George Magoha thanked the university's management team in steering the University of Nairobi to great heights in academic achievements and growth both locally and internationally which he said was no mean feat.

The University of Nairobi towers a 22 storey project which is one of the largest construction projects the university has emabarked on in recent past will house  the Vice-Chancellor’s Suite, Senate Boardroom, Council Meeting Room state of the art lecture theaters and the School of Business .

His Exellency the president, reitarated the need for cooperation, in moving kenya forward through partnership for development of the various sectors among them education.

The Cabinet Secretary, Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and Chairman of Council, Dr. Idle Farah also spoke during the auspicious occasion.

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Sat, 2014-10-18 09:24

The University signs Performance Contract 2014/2015 with Colleges and Central Departments

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Thu, 2014-08-21 14:44

The Performance Contract signing ceremony for the financial year 2014/2015 was held today Thursday 21st, August, 2014 at the Council Chambers.

The signing ceremony was between the University and the Colleges and 20 Departments from Central Administration. Leading the signing ceremony was the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the University Vice-Chancellor urged the College Principals and the Heads of Departments to do their best to maintain the status of the University as a Center of Excellence.  He also took the opportunity to thank the University managers for having accorded him the ample time to work and lift the university standards both in terms of infrastructure and rankings.

“I am proud to have worked with you. The university continues to receive high accolades wherever I go,” the Vice-Chancellor told the College Principals and the Heads of Departments.  Prof. Magoha took cognizance of the transition period and urged the managers to train new crop of leadership, so that the university can always remain at the top.

The Performance Contract Coordinator, Prof. Peter Mbithi, who is also the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance), noted that this year’s Performance Contract was guided by the 11th Cycle Performance Contract guidelines. He further said that all the College Principals and the Heads of Departments have negotiated their Performance Contracts.

Prof. Mbithi divulged that the government has put emphasis on Medium Plan II and Vision 2030. “Not only are we expected to meet the targets, but we are required to meet and surpass the targets,” he said.

Among other key indicators the government is keen on include; the empowerment of women, youth and the disabled persons, youth internships and apprenticeships and zero tolerance on corruption.

After the signing ceremony, the university top management comprising of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and College Principals and heads of departments took a tour of the University Towers to have a meticulous understanding of the ongoing construction work.

The University towers will domicile University Council Chambers, lecture theaters, art cultural center and staff offices.

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IATA Accredited

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Tue, 2014-08-12 16:25

The University of Nairobi Business Center - Travel Agency has been accredited by International Air Transport Association (IATA).


IATA is a seal of approval, recognized worldwide as the global trade association for the airline industry. With more than 240 member airlines carrying 84% of total air traffic, this accreditation serves a wealth of benefits for the travel agency in providing visibility and credibility ,unique global identification, standardized procedures, fair dealings with the airlines, access to IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan ( BSP) and a single Sales Agency Agreement which authorizes the sale of international and/or domestic tickets.

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