STAFF SENSITIZATION

The Chief Medical Officer conducted a virtual staff sensitization for Graduate School staff on HIV/AIDS, alcohol and drug abuse, disability mainstreaming and COVID-19. The virtual sensitization meeting took place on Wednesday 13th January with presentations from Dr. Kinama on non-communicable diseases, Dr. Gitari on psychoactive substances, Ms. Margaret Muriithi delivered a presentation on Anxiety and Stress during COVID 19 and Allan Wanjala on Disability Mainstreaming.

The sensitization is in line with the Graduate School FY 2020-2021 Performance Contract.

UON AND GSNF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES INDUCTED

The Graduate School today held an online meeting with the University of Nairobi Scholarship (2020/2021) as well as the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund Scholarship (2020/2021) recipients. The UoN scholarship was awarded to 137 applicants while the GSNF scholarship was awarded to 11 applicants.

In her address to the awardees, the Director Graduate School told the students to publish their work as they do their research in order to put their work out there. They were also advised to patent their work and to attend seminars and workshops and make presentations of their work.

2021 COMMONWEALTH PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is offering two (2) full scholarships for PhD only for Kenyan students, tenable from September/October 2021.The awards are tenable at any approved UK University or a University with which the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) has a part- funding agreement. The online Application to Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in UK are open as from 14th December 2020 to 18th January, 2021.

Full details of the scholarships are available at:

SOCRATES MAJUNE AWARDED WINNER OF THE 2020 TRADE ECONOMIST THEMATIC AWARD

Congratulations to Majune Socrates who was the winner of the 2020 Trade Economist Thematic Award, a competition for specific research, which this year focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trade and trade policy. His paper, “The Effect of Lockdown Policies on International Trade Flows from Developing Countries: Event Study Evidence from Kenya” was praised by the Selection Committee. He received a prize of CHF 5,000.

Majune Socrates is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Nairobi and is also a Syliff Fellow.

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES OF THE 64TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Graduate School wishes to congratulate all graduates conferred various degrees during the 64th University of Nairobi Graduation Ceremony. A total of 5,709 degrees were conferred with 66 PhD Awards, 2 Fellowship Awards,1,206 Masters Degree Awards and 69 Postgraduate Diploma Awards. There were also 348 Diploma Awards and 4,018 Bachelor Degree Awards.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The University of Nairobi marks 50 years since it was transformed into the first national University in Kenya on July 1, 1970.

The University of Nairobi owes its origin to several developments in higher education within the country and the region. The idea of an institution for higher learning in Kenya goes back to 1947 when the Kenya Government drew up a plan for the establishment of a technical and commercial institute in Nairobi.

By 1949, this plan had grown into an East African concept aimed at providing higher technical education for the region.

64TH VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY: 66 GRADUANDS TO BE AWARDED PHD

66 PhD graduands are set to graduate during the virtual 64th University of Nairobi Graduation Ceremony to be held on Friday 11th, December 2020. The Graduate School wished to congratulate all the PhD graduands for the great achievement.

The ceremony shall be streamed live Via:

uonbi.ac.ke/livestream

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