The department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) yesterday 29th June 2020 administered five exams online to postgraduate students. These are student undertaking Masters of Science courses in (Soil Science, Range Management, Management of Agroecosystems and Environment, Land and water management and PhD in Dryland Resource Management. The exercise recorded 100% attendance and the exam was administered via google classroom while adequately monitored by Course leaders and other invigilators.
The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society.
The Dean of students at the University of Nairobi Mr. Johnson Ireri Kinyua invites students for a Career Development Training on 12th June, 2020 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm. This training will be facilitated by a UoN alumnus Dr. David Amakobe, President & CEO of Africa Wood Inc. Training will be hosted via Live Webinar under Theme “Never Be Unemployed: Solve A Local Problem with a Scalable Solution.” Audience limit is 100pax.
On Thursday, 11th June 2020, over 118 University of Nairobi staff drawn from the 6 campuses were trained on use of google classroom for online exam preparation, processing and administration amid Covid-19 pandemic. The training was comprehensive and demonstrated understanding that this can be implemented with efforts of both lectures and students. However, this requires further scrutiny and training to fully understand the system with support of UoN Examination Centre personnel(s).
According to Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), The University of Nairobi obtained this ranking considering the four criteria for Ranking Universities globally. These were quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance. This was after analysis of academic performance of 20,000 Universities in the World. UoN was ranked 1357 in the world, and number 1 in Kenya with an overall score of 68.4.
Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama and former Principal at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences becomes the 8th UoN Vice Chancello r(https://www.uonbi.ac.ke/livestream). The event was held on 5th June 2020 virtually. He was handed over UoN instruments of power which have a symbolic leadership significance. These includes;
Down2earth project Aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity and food insecurity.
A major component of DOWN2EARTH involves improving the accuracy of forecasting climate variability in critical rainy seasons and assessing its impact on the total amount of water stored in soils for agriculture and deeper underground for drinking water supplies.