The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RPE) has announced the ‘Call for Dean’s Committee Research Grant’ proposals for 2016.
The grant funds projects to a maximum of ksh.250,000/= per year for a maximum period of three (3) years. For more information, see the attached documents or visit the DVC (RPE) website.
A section of the Deparment of Educational Communication and Technology academic staff today attended training on Turnitin and ORCID. The training was organised by the College of Education and External Studies, UoN Library and ICT Centre. In line with the University of Nairobi's Plagiarism policy, all academic staff will be required to use the Turnitin antiplagiarism software during supervision of postgraduate students to monitor levels of plagiarism in the student's and their own research works, a reason that necissitated the training. The staff will use the ORCID tool to connect to other researchers from other institution and funders. The rest of the academic staff will attend the training tomorrow, Friday, 12/6/2016.
The University of Nairobi emerged 6th in Africa and 697 in the world in the just released January Webometric Ranking.
University of Nairobi recorded a significance improvement in the parameters used, in presence UoN was ranked 4th in Africa and 279 worldwide, On Impact UoN emerged number 2nd in Africa and 547 in the world, in openness, the university is position 2 in Africa and 229 in the word and great improvement on excellence parameter emerging 25 in Africa and 1447 worldwide. Read more.
Teaching staff from the Department of Educational Communication and Technology led by the Chairman, Prof. Paul Odundo are currently attending a writers workshop at CCU, Main Campus. The workshop is organised by the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CoDL). The staff are writing modules for various courses taught through the open and distance learning. The workshop will run form Monday, 2/11/2015 to Thursday, 5/11/2015.
The Centre for Pedagogy and Andragogy (CEPA) held a consultative meeting today with the teaching staff in the Department of Educational Communication and Technology. During the meeting the CEPA Director, Prof. P. O. O. Digolo briefed the department's teaching staff on the activities of the Centre. He alluded the University Management's recognition that the Department of Educational Communication and Technology has the expertise in pedagogy & andragogy and will play a pivotal role in facilitating the activities of CEPA. Details on the development of a University of Nairobi pedagogical training model for higher education teaching staff among other issues were discussed. The Chairman, ECT welcomed the collaboration plans and appealed to the members of staff to support CEPA, which is a brain-child of the department.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015
The management and staff of the College of Education and External Studies wish to congratulate the CEES graduating class of 2015! Some of you will be graduating with Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees; I am beaming with pride as we recognise your great achievement.
Prof. I. Jumba, Principal, CEES
This Year’s graduation theme is “PROVIDE LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE”, and true to this theme, the College has journeyed with you from the day you joined the University of Nairobi to this very day -4th September 2015 -your Graduation Day. We are very happy that today your families, friends, faculty and indeed the entire country will witness your graduation – a mark of academic excellence.
The University of Nairobi’s 53rd Graduation Ceremony has been set for Friday, September 4, 2015.
The Chancellor, Dr, Vijoo Rattansi officially launched the Africa Technology and Innovation Accelerator (AFTIA) on August 5th 2015. AFTIA is an incubation programme at the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Rattansi announced that AFTIA is receiving application from interested innovators. The best innovation will receive seed capital of $100,000.
The University of Nairobi has maintained its lead in the region in the just released Webometrics Ranking July 2015. UoN has been ranked positions 7 in Africa and 923 in the world, ahead of all other universities in the region. University of Cape Town was ranked first in Africa, with Stellenbosch University and University of Witwatersrand taking position two and three respectively.
Prof. Paul Odundo Chairman, Department of Educational, Communication and Technology with external auditors from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
External Auditors visited the Chairman to audit the department for ISO compliance.
(Pictured: The outgoing chairman Dr. Ngesu briefs the incoming chairman, looking on is the Mrs. Susan Mwaura, the Department's secreatry)
The University of Nairobi held the 54th graduation ceremony on the 4th of December 2015. During this event over 8000 graduands were conferred with degrees and awards of Diplomas.
This graduation also saw 2 lecturers from the department of Educational Foundations graduate with Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education. Dr. Lydia Njoki Wachira and Dr. Christine Muthoni Kahigi.
The much awaited Unichef Restaurant located at the library hill, next to Cees library was officially opened on Thursday 22, September 2016 by the deputy vice chancellor, student affairs Prof. Isaac Mbeche.
The restaurant management which thanked the University management for the opportunity promised to provide tasty, quality and affordable food varieties for both students and staff. They also offer outside catering, co-operate functions and also cater for wedding receptions.
The University Quality Management System (QMS) has been revised in order to align it with the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. The revised QMS which has been discussed and approved by Senate and the committee undertaking the review of the University QMS is now at the stage of sensitization and awareness on the revised QMS across the University. Sensitization programme will be carried out at college level and central administration between 19 – 23 September 2016.
Member of staff following keenly on the presentations
The key components of the QMS are
2.Quality Policy Statement
5.Processes and Sub Processes
The new quality policy statement reads:
The University of Nairobi has an unwavering commitment to offer quality educational and related services to its customers as guided by the strategic plan with a view to meet applicable customer, regulatory and statutory requirements
To realize this, Top Management shall regularly monitor and review its performance for continual improvement and suitability by implementing an effective quality management system.
The Commission of University Education held a two-day quality audit at the College of education and External studies. The inspection was mainly focused on the school based programmes in the institution where concerns had been raised to the commission on the status of the school based graduates.
The commission is expected to give its recommendations to the government after reviewing the inspection report on whether the programmes should be enhanced further or be abolished.
UoN 55th Graduation Ceremony to be held on September 2nd, 2016.
Graduands at a past graduation ceremony
Graduands will be drawn from the colleges of Education and External Studies (CEES), Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), Architecture and Engineering (CAE) and Agriculture and Veterinary Studies (CAVS).
This will be the 55th graduation ceremony since its inception. In the last graduation ceremony held in December 2015, UoN awarded 8,861 degrees and diplomas.
The date was set during the first graduation committee meeting held on 23rd June, 2016.The preparation for the ceremony that is set to host over 14,000 students and guardians has kicked off. All the participating colleges and all the heads of central units were present during the planning committee meeting held at the Confucius Institute, University of Nairobi, Education building.
The Government Increases Capitation to the University of Nairobi by Kshs. 100M to Promote Innovation
Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of the republic of Kenya and the commander-in chief of the defense forces announced the increase when he officially launched the 2nd annual Nairobi Innovation Week at Taifa Hall on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
President Uhuru Kenyatta during the official opening of NIW2016 at Taifa Hall
The president applauded the university of Nairobi for remaining top in innovation and leading as an example to other institution of higher learning, in his speech he asked the heads of other institution of learning to borrow a leaf from the set example at Innovation week. He acknowledged the importance of innovations citing that through innovation and creativity such us MPESA, Kenya has received two awards in Africa, Kenya continues to lead in East Africa region in innovations. The head of the state also noted that Kenya needs more innovations from sectors like Agriculture, Security, Health among others.
The President also noted that there is was need to be better link between Academia, Researchers, Private Sectors and Financial Service Sectors. He said, ‘‘If we ever hope to get full value, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to see people’s lives improved or changed by innovations.’’ The head of state challenged the youths to be part of the innovations because the government wants to support young skills and imaginations. He also noted that there was need to improve teaching science based courses.
Staff members warming up for the days teambuilding exercises
Members of staff under the principal’s office held a successful team building exercise on Wednesday 29th, June 2016. The afternoon event held at the campus grounds attracted students and other members of staff from various departments in the college.
Graced by the college principal Prof. Isaac Jumba, in his remarks acknowledges the importance of a teambuilding to enhance team spirit hence meeting our objectives.
The day’s activities were conducted by a team from sports and games department; Mrs. Rose Marete and Mr. Tony Wachira.
Mr. Richard Maina well known as ‘DJ Flames’ was on the decks with some bone breaking tunes throughout the entire exercise as members participated in various activities i.e. Tag of war, football among others.
The Principal giving his remarks before launching the event
On 23rd June 2016, The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL); University Of Nairobi launched 4 flagship programmes in line with the Kenya Vision 2030 objectives.
The 4 programmes are:
The University of Nairobi will be hosting an International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the College of Education and External Studies Campus (CEES) on Friday 24th June, 2016 from 9.00 am-4.00 pm. Themed :"Let's Develop Our Lives and Our Communities Without Drugs"
There will continuous HIV Testing and counseling, BMI, Blood pressure and RBS tests at the tents from 8.00am to 5pm during the event.
The Audit team led by Dr. Joyce Mokamba (Lead Auditor), Mrs. Agneta Okoba and Mrs. Elizabeth Kisilu at the opening meeting at QC Boardroom
College of Education and External Studies on Monday 13th June 2016 were audited by a team from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). The scope of the audit was provision of Higher Education and criteria:
Obejective of the audit:
Mr. M. Adala – Chairman, Board of Trustees addressing the members
The Board of Trustees of the University of Nairobi Pension Scheme 2007 on 30th May 2016 held this year’s member’s education day at the college of Education and External Studies QC boardroom from 12.00pm- 2.00pm. The trustees will be going round the six colleges for educating pension scheme members on the importance of saving for a better life after retirement .The aim for the education day was:
Updates on the Pension Scheme by Chairman Board of Trustees, Mr. M. Adala
Personal Financial Management by Alexander Forbes Financial Services
ELECTED 2016/2017 UNESA OFFICIALS
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ROTICH JUSTIN KIBET ORGANIZING SECRETARY E35/3370/2015
NOELA JEROP KIPROTICH FINANCE SECRETARY E35/3624/2016
GIRAITI DIANA MOCHECHE ACADEMICS SECRETARY E35/3245/2016
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KIANDA ESTHER MWIKALI ACCOMODATION SECRETARY E35/30463/2015
SIMIYU ZOYLER NAMIKOYE GENDER AFFAIRS SECRETARY E95/5180/2016
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Deputy Vice chancellor, student affairs Prof. Isaac Mbeche together with director, Student welfare authority (SWA) Dr. R. Lugwe held a consultative meeting with the college management and Cees student leaders to follow up and discuss on ways on how to improve the welfare of the students living in the halls of residence after a directive that was issued by the University management that prohibits students from cooking in halls. The hostels were not structurally designed to accommodate cooking in the rooms as it overloads the power system and exposes the students and the halls to extreme danger.The Kenya Power Company has severally sent advisories to the University on the dangers of students cooking in the halls. The Univesity will ensure their is sufficent food in the dining halls and cafeterias at affordable price that will enable students to seize from cooking in the halls.
On the night of Saturday/Sunday May 14 – 15, 2016, a group of students
went on the rampage around the Halls of Residence at Main Campus to
protest against the ban on cooking in the hostels. The students destroyed
property in the kitchens and damaged equipment meant for staging a Youth
Empowerment Concert at the Chancellor’s Court.
Cooking in the hostels remains outlawed and all students must abide by the
tenancy regulations they signed upon being allocated rooms.
The University Management regrets the incident that occurred on the night
of May 14, 2016 when a group of students went on the rampage to protest
against the ban on cooking in the Halls of Residence.
The Management wishes to inform students that all academic programs
including examinations shall go on as prior planned.
All students who were to sit for exams in the week of May 16 – 20, 2016
shall continue with their exams as programmed.
The University of Nairobi has announced reporting dates for all students 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR have been postponed.
All fourth year students (K.C.S.E. 2011) at the College of Education and External Studies are therefore advised NOT to report on Monday, 25th April,2016 and Monday, 30th May, 2016 as scheduled.
New reporting dates will be announced later.
The University of Nairobi is pleased to announce the dates of the upcoming Open Day.
This year's Open Day will be held on 28th -30th April 2016 at the Great Court grounds -Main Campus.
The theme of the 3 day event is " Quality and Innovative education to sustain industrial growth"
The Admission list for the BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (ARTS) BY DISTANCE LEARNINGApril 2016 Intake is out.
The Admission list is arranged in categories.
CATEGORY I: P1 Certificate from a recognized Teacher Training College.
CATEGORY II: KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus)
(Pictured:staff members of staff follow the training)
Monday 3rd April 2016; Administrative and ICT staff participated in a training on the Online Application Information System at Chiromo Campus.
(image: Students voting)
Today; 1st April 2016, University of Nairobi students across all Colleges and Campuses are holding elections to elect student leaders who will lead the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) in the next academic year. Elections are held annually at the end of the academic year.
The students at the College of Education and External Studies started to vote at around 8am; they are casting their votes for the following vacant positions:
(Pictured: Mr. Paul Kariuki, Deputy Director ICT-MIS demonstrates how the system works)
The University of Nairobi has launched an Online Application Information System on 14th March 2016. This online system will provide a platform for self sponsored students to apply for any course offered by the University of Nairobi. The colorful event was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi.
INSET: Beatrice Wanjala AG. Registrar RPE makes a presentation during the sensitization workshop
Staff of the College of Education and External Studies on 9th March 2016 participated in a capacity building workshop on corruption prevention, Ethics and Integrity at the QC boardroom, Kikuyu Campus.
The above elections shall be held on 17th March 2016. The elections will be supervised by the Nairobi County Labour Officer and his team in compliance with the notice issued by the Registrar of Trade Unions and in accordance with UASU constitution.
The rector of Somali National University Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale visits the College to discuss how they can establish collaborations between universities, the college Principal Prof. Isaac Jumba welcomed the rector to the college and the university at large, also present during the visit were: College registrar, Mrs. Miriam Manya, Dean School of Education Prof. Winston Akala, Dr. Andrew Rasugu Riechi and the College bursar Mr. Mwangi.
University of Nairobi in collaboration with Konza Techno city Kenya will hold a public lecture themed: ‘The Role of Universities in Building kenya’s Innovation Ecosystem’ by Engineer John Tanui, CEO Konza Techopolis Development Authority.
The panelist will be:
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi
The college registrar Mrs. Miriam Manya and the Director CODL, Mr. Jeckoniah Odumbe on behalf of the Principal held a courtesy call with the Rector from the African Virtual University, Dr. Bakary Diallo, and Ms. Beldina Shitanda Finance Officer, African Virtual University to discuss the existing partnership with college and also to see how to broaden ODEL linkages with new areas of interest for the two entities.
Thursday 28th January, 2016 University of Nairobi, Taifa hall will host a Eurobond live debate from 6.00-7.30pm
The debate will be based on:
Panelists will include relevant government officers and prominent members of Kenya society, the debate will be moderated by:
The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) conducted a joint writers workshop for the college of humanities and social sciences (CHSS) at the Central Catering unit (CCU) from Monday August 8 2016 to Thursday August 11, 2016.
The workshop participants included both new writers and old writers who are completing their modules.
Mr. Odumbe Jackoniah, Director CODL giving his presentation.
For the new writers, the workshop focused on the following key objectives:
For old writers, the workshop focused on the following objectives:
Dr. Charles M.Wafula presenting Overview of Distance Education to new writers from College of Health Science (CHS) and College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (CAVS).
The Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) will be facilitating Joint Writer's Workshop for CHS and CAVS from Monday 14th December 2015 to Thursday 17December 2015.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES FOR NEW WRITERS
Share the inputs for writing self-instructional materials
Develop outlines and objectives for the modules and lectures
Re-organize and develop lectures in line with the outline requirement
Provide for interactively and visualization
Ensure conversational approach
The School of Continuing and Distance Education organized a 1 day seminar on PHD supervision. The seminar mainly targeted experienced PhD supervisors who have supervised PhD students in the past and who are currently supervising PhD Students. The seminar mainly sought to provide a platform for participants to share experiences as well as listen to presentations by various speakers highlighting the new supervision requirements set by the University of Nairobi as well as share challenges and way forward.
Department of Extra mural Studies in the School of Continuing and distance education, College of Education and External Studies held a stakeholders meeting at central catering unit to discuss matters concerning the new curriculum developed for masters programmes: Masters of Science in project financing and Masters of Science in project monitoring and Evaluation to meet the demand in the market.
2ND AND 4th YEAR FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS TIME TABLE – 2015/2016
3RD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS TIMETABLE – 2014/2015