Latest News & Announcements

PhD STUDENTSHIP FOR RESEARCHERS WITH DISABILITIES

PENDA is pleased to launch it's final PhD studentship for researchers with disabilities in Kenya focusing on researching the impact of Covid on people with disabilities, surrounding Disability Inclusive Development. The PENDA Consortium is committed to building the capacity of researchers with disabilities from LMICs, and so is funding exciting new studentships in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

MR. JOHNSON KINYUA APPOINTED AS THE NEW DEAN OF STUDENTS

Johnson Kinyua has been appointed as the New Dean of Students with effect from June 2, 2020. Previously, he served as the Director, Career Services, UoN in charge of students’ skills development, job placement, linking students with industry, academic advisory services, career fairs, counseling services, high school recruitments, students exchange, apprenticeship services, alumni networking and mentorship services for a period of 2 years.  

PRESIDENTIAL DIGITAL TALENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (DIGITALENT) COHORT V

The ICT Authority invites suitable recent university graduates to apply for the Presidential Digital Talent & Programme (POTP) Cohort V intake. Through this transformative initiative the Government is looking for young talented Kenyans with passion for ICT and public service to undergo a structured 12-month internship program in both the public and private sector organizations.

FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR PWDs TO STUDY A MASTER'S DEGREE AT UON

Development Pathways is excited to announce the launch of the Krystle Kabare Scholarship. One Kenyans student with disability will be awarded full academic funding to study a Master's degree at the University of Nairobi. The scholarship was set up to honour the memory of the late Krystle Kabare.

GOOGLE MAPS AND THEIR FEATURE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

As some countries begin to open up, returning to work, Google is rolling out Transit alerts to Maps to help people avoid crowds. The feature displays when public transportation is likely to be more or less busy. There is an additional alert for drivers to see updates on their route. Google helps passengers avoid busy times, and keep up social distancing amid the pandemic. To get started one just searches for a station in Google Maps to see the departure board and busyness data, where available. Unfortunately, this feature is not here in the 254.

UoN RANKED IN THE 6.8% IN THE WORLD

According to the World University Rankings 2020-2021, UoN has been ranked 6.8% globally out of twenty thousand universities. This year, University of Nairobi ranks as follows: Quality of Education, Alumni Employment and Quality of faculty have an Overall Score of 68.4 with a a research performance rank of 1294 , with a world rank of 1357,and leading in Kenya.

MAGUFULI DECLARES TANZANIA COVID-19 FREE

In Kenya, one of the government directives is no large gatherings which includes a ban on people gathering in their respective places of worship. While our neighboring country Tanzania as congregants gathered on Sunday, their President Magufuli thanked the faithfuls for praying and fasting for God answers prayers. He truly believes that the Coronavirus has been eliminated by God. He also thanked them for ignoring WHO guidelines of wearing masks and gloves. The Tanzania president has declared his country covid-19 free.

KENYA'S NATIONWIDE DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW 30 DAYS EXTENSION

June 6th 2020 finally arrived with Kenyans following the live televised broadcast on what President Kenyatta would announce on the way forward. So far, Kenya has 2,862 positive covid-19 cases with 85 deaths. The President alluded to the memes he saw trending that day of how Kenyans wanted him to open up the country, citing freedom, but he said he will not do it at the detriment of the country as much as he wanted to, for the sake of the economy. He posed a question on the country's health care institutions, were we ready to offer home care at the risk of exposing loved ones to the virus?

KENYA'S DEBT RISES TO SH6.28 TRILLION

In the quarterly economic and budgetary report, Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani says "the increase in public debt is attributed to external loan disbursements and the uptake of domestic debt during the period." The sharp rise in debt portfolio is set to exert more pressure on the country's revenues that are already under performing due to economic disruptions, job losses, and salary cuts occasioned by the pandemic.