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VIRTUAL INSTALLATION OF THE 8TH VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

The University of Nairobi or commonly known as UoN is one of the largest public universities in Kenya located in the heart of the city, Nairobi led by the Vice Chancellor. The VC is the academic and administrative head of the University and is responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting the academic image and maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University. It is therefore, with great pleasure we have the Virtual Installation of the 8th VC of the University of Nairobi on the 5th June 2020 at Taifa Hall at 10:00am.

MAGOHA TASK FORCE TEAM HAS A GAME PLAN

CS Education Minister, Prof George Magoha appointed a 10-member team dubbed the COVID-19 Education Response Committee chaired by Dr. Sara Ruto the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Council Chairperson. Their mandate is to explore ways to restore normalcy in the basic education sector's academic calendar, advise the CS on ways of on-boarding students when the schools re-open, document all COVID-19 related matters, lessons learnt and recommendations for future preparedness. Schools have been closed since March 15, after the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

FUZU CAREER WEBINAR

The University of Nairobi Office of Career Services in Partnership with Fuzu an online jobs platform presents a Webinar today Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4.00pm titled: "Meet Your Career Companion Webinar" hosted by Nelly Mutula and Faith Wambui, Head of HR and Community Manager respectively at Fuzu.

- How to set up a winning profile on Fuzu Account

- What the employers are looking for

- Essential tools for your career development

HISTORIC: UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI CONDUCTS FIRST EVER END OF SEMESTER EXAMS ONLINE

The first case of COVID-19 reported in Kenya in the month of March saw the closure of schools on March 16th this year forcing students to vacate all learning institutions. The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has prompted schools to be adoptive in the use of technology to ensure their learners can still continue with their education albeit digitally. The University of Nairobi reacted swiftly moving all courses onto the online platforms and conducted virtual classes. So far, 5500 of these classes have been held in the course of the semester.

WILSON SOSSION ONE SIDE, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION THE OTHER SIDE

KNUT Chair Wilson Sossion says that with the increasing COVID-19 positive cases, all learning institutions to remain closed with the KCPE and KCSE the national examinations rescheduled to 2021. The Ministry of education on the other hand insists on not postponing the exams, CS Matiangi says the questions set will only cover what the learners have covered before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kenya, followed immediately thereafter with closure of schools disrupting the traditional method of learning.

GETTING READY FOR THE WORKPLACE WEBINAR

The University of Nairobi Career Services in partnership with Unilever presents Getting ready for the workplace webinar on the theme "The Power of Digital for Today's Job Seeker:Online Learning and LinkedIn by Kevin Oywa, Production Manager, Unilever Kenya.

Day: Thursday May 28, 2020

Time: 2.00 - 3.00 pm

GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY WEBINAR

My Jobs in Kenya, one of Kenya’s leading online E-recruitment service, with a client base of over 50 recruiting agencies, 100+ leading brands and serving 1,000,000+ subscribers spread across 6 countries in Africa has partnered with University of Nairobi Office of Career Services to deliver a webinar to students and staff on Graduates Employability.

SAFARICOM FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SCOPE INTERNATIONAL TO INSTALL SANITATION BOOTHS IN 6 COUNTIES

Safaricom Foundation in partnership with Scope International has set up 17 sanitation booths at a cost of Kes 1.1 million in Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Kisii, Bungoma and Busia, to be used by 60,000 people daily including ferry users with the aim of curbing the spread of COVID-19. These booths are strategically located at Kenya's border to Tanzania at Isebania in Migori County and at the Ugandan border in Bungoma and Busia counties.

JAPAN'S GOVERNMENT LIFTS NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER CORONAVIRUS

In a news conference Monday evening, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the country’s ability to flatten the curve and lift the emergency declaration in about a month and a half — without compulsory lockdown measures seen in the United States and Europe,pointing out that the number of patients in hospitals has decreased to below 2,000. He based this on a judgement call after seeing that the country had met the strict standard therefore lifting the state of emergency in comparison to other countries.

OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES BEING CONFOUNDED ABOUT WUHAN LAB

COVID-19 first broke out in Wuhan, a city in China in December 2019, this is common knowledge to everyone. Fast forward to 5 months later and this virus became a global pandemic; not being a respecter of persons or country, shuts down the world, forcing people to stay at home, void of social interactions that make us humans. Then began the theories it was manufactured in the lab, it is a biological warfare, and so on and so forth. Does this come as a huge surprise that Wuhan lab admits to having three live strains of bat coronavirus on site? Did you gasp?