Latest News & Announcements

Launch of Covid-19 Vaccination Accelerated Programme

UoN’s USAID Fahari ya Jamii project took part in the Nairobi accelerated COVID-19 vaccination campaign launch at Kibra Level 3 Hospital on Thursday, 2nd June 2022. The campaign targets to have at least 70% of the population in Nairobi vaccinated in the next six weeks. Currently, 48.9% (1,492,877) of the population in Nairobi is fully vaccinated against a targeted population of 3,052,494 persons.

7000 Seedlings planted on Annual Tree Planting and Growing Day

The University community and its partners gathered and planted 7000 tree seedlings on Friday, May 13, 2022, on the Annual Tree Planting and Growing Day.

Equity Group Foundation,County Government, National Government,  Shamba Café, Loresho Community and Association of Green champions joined the university to plant and grow trees.

 “We have been planting trees annually for as long as I can remember. When we plant a tree, we show that we have hope; Hope for a better tomorrow,” remarked the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama during the official ceremony.

UNC TV and Radio are Live!

Friday, January 14, 2022 will go down in history as the day the University of Nairobi switched on its channels signal; tagged UNC TV and UNC Radio.

“We are here to witness history unfolding today! This is the moment we have all been waiting for - to have our own TV and radio station,” exclaimed the VC, Prof. Stephen Kiama.

The tag line for UNC TV is, ‘Empowering you’ and the UNC Radio is, ‘Sound of Knowledge’. UNC TV can be accessed through signet frequency 602.

Upholding academic excellence and resilience through technology amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Nairobi held its 66th graduation ceremony on 17th December, 2021. On this occasion, the University celebrated the hard work of 6,647 graduands, ushering them out into the world to utilize their knowledge, skills and behavior to build the nation and serve their communities.

Speaking during the 66th graduation ceremony, the Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, urged the graduating class to always remain determined and hopeful.

65th Graduation Ceremony- A story of resilience in the face of adversity

“Let us refuse to be prisoners of history and deliberately prepare ourselves for the journey ahead. Like Martin Luther King Jr, we may not have the whole staircase, but we ought to take the first step in faith.” Emphasized Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, OGW, Chancellor, the University of Nairobi at the 65th graduation ceremony.

 

Dr. Rattansi encouraged the class of 2021 that graduation presents an opportunity to start afresh and to embark on new beginnings.

Executive Deans appointed to head Faculties

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama has, in his live address to the University community, named the executive deans as follows:

Associate Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs-Prof. Julius Ogeng’o

Acting  Associate Vice Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Enterprise-Prof.Margaret Hutchison

Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Agriculture-Prof. Rose Nyikal

Share facts on Drugs, Save Lives-IDADA 2021

The University of Nairobi Community joined the world in commemorating the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA). IDADA is observed on 26th June every year following an agreement by the United Nations General Assembly 33 years ago. This agreement was an expression of the global determination to strengthen action and cooperation towards an international society free of drug abuse.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE SECOND DOSE OF COVISHIELD VACCINE

The University Health Services Vaccination Centre has obtained limited quantity of the
Covishield (Astra Zeneca) vaccine for purposes of administering the second (2 nd ) dose
against COVID-19.
In this regard, the second dose of the vaccine will be administered to members of staff
who fall under the following categories and in compliance with Ministry of Health
guidelines:
1) Health Care Workers who had received the first dose.
2) All members of staff who have since completed twelve (12) weeks - after the first

Prof. Jaoko debunks COVID-19 vaccine myths

There are high hopes COVID-19 vaccines will help end the pandemic. However, there have been claims about these vaccines that have received mixed reactions from all quarters some advocating for the vaccines and others heavily criticizing the vaccines based on the manner in which the vaccines were hurriedly developed and approved raising safety and effectiveness concerns.