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OUR KISUMU CAMPUS STUDENTS AT THE FRONTLINE

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a directive that all learning institutions to be closed immediately once the first Covid-19 case was reported in the country. This was in mid March and now we are in June, the learners have gone through many challenges adopting to what we are calling the "new normal." To add to this,River Nyando bursts its banks, flooding homes and displacing more than 13,000 people. This was an unfortunate incident but that did not deter our very own fourth year student, Jimmy Magero from doing something about it.

KISUMU CAMPUS NEWS

Mrs.Teresia Okumu, Assistant Dean of students, Kisumu campus says that they have been in constant contact with the students who have raised numerous concerns about online teaching and exams, then handed them over to be handled by the various school coordinators and the Director. The Campus continues to offer Psycho-social support to students during this covid-19 period such as those affected by the floods, those who have lost loved ones and even the needy cases.

AFRICA AND COVID-19 VIRTUAL CARTOON FESTIVAL COMPETITION

The African virtual cartoon festival on Covid-19 has been organized by the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Kenya in collaboration with University of Nairobi, and East African Cartoonists' Society on the title "Africa and Covid-19 Pandemic" with 13 sub titles to choose from as highlighted on its call which you can access here.

LIBRARY VIRTUAL OPEN AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY WEEK

The University Library has planned for a VIRTUAL open week from 23rd to 25th June 2020. This event is strictly for Staff and Students of the University of Nairobi. The theme of the Open Week is “University of Nairobi Library Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”.

SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

Job-specific skills assessments continue to be one of the most common forms of assessments with more than 59% of organisations deploying them for recruitment. However, skills assessments need to continually evolve as the skills they assess change. Equally, the range of skills being assessed continue to shift in response to market requirements, ultimately providing insight into candidates’ strengths and weaknesses in relation to job requirements.

CHINESE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP 2020/2021

The Chinese Ambassador's scholarship programme was started in 2013, with the aim of supporting needy students. The Chinese Embassy has been supporting the education institutions in Kenya in a bid to help young Kenyans to pursue their dreams at the University of Nairobi.

Over 100 Students from the University of Nairobi have benefited from this programme since 2013. The Scholarship targets only undergraduate students under the Government Sponsored (Module 1) Category.

PROF. KIAMA APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is an international organization dedicated to building a better world through higher education located in London, United Kingdom that has more than 500 members spread across the 50 countries in the commonwealth with University of Nairobi being one of them.

UoN GRADUATE THESIS TO INFLUENCE ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICY

Eric a former UoN student having graduated in December 2019, wrote a thesis under the provision of Prof.Ben Sihanya titled "Viability of Lifestyle Audits as an Anti-Corruption Strategy in Kenya: A Critical Assessment of the Policy, Legal and Administrative Framework." It has been lauded by the Senate as timely and significant study, no wonder the panel scored the research work at an A grade. Dr. Nancy Baraza chaired the panel with Dr. Jackson Bett as the reader. You can read more here

MEASURES TAKEN FOR SCHOOL RE-OPENING

Schools might be reopening in two and half months time (September) and according to CS Prof Magoha, he felt confident that the preparations in place to check the spread of Covid-19 among learners were sufficient. The Education Ministry still has ongoing consultation on the academic calendar year more so on the school exams. Prof Magoha requested that board of management should support governmental efforts to create a safe,conducive environment for the students upon school resumption. These efforts include: