The School of Computing and Informatics and Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation are pleased to invite applications for April/May 2016 intakes.
Deadline for applications to the following programs is March 11, 2016
Bachelor of Science School of Computing and Informatics
Master of Sciences Applied Computing
The principal chairing the procurement commitee in the boardroom, the need for paper
will be eliminated as last minute changes will be disseminated instantly through real time
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) is inviting applications for 2 PhD scholarships from Sub-Sahara Africa to work on Schitosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease funded by a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) website indicates that Schitosomiasis is caused by parasitic worms in fresh water. Human who come into contact with snails in fresh water already infected by these worms are at risk of death.
Pictorial representation of Schitosomiasis / Photo courtesy
As 8,550 fresh graduates are released to the job market to enhance the country’s development, the University looked back in 2016 and revealed great milestones achieved in the leading University in the region and top 3% in Africa.
56 PhDs, 2477 Masters, 5177 Bachelors, 49 Postgraduate diplomas, 2 Fellowship awards & 1 Honorary doctorate were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas at the 56th Graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony held on December 2, 2016 was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
Among the University’s 2016 accomplishments revealed, include: completion of University of Nairobi Towers, which has changed Nairobi skyline, participation in Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) and chairing of UN University sustainable development program in Africa , increase in high impact research resulting to a research fund worth Ksh. 4.5 billion, admission to World research network – Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and UoN alumni increased to over 195,000.
The 56th graduation also marked a farewell to Dr. Idle Farah whose term as University of Nairobi Council Chair ends in February 2017, having been appointed in February 2013.
During the graduation, the University was challenged to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMS) courses which would fast-track achievement of developmental goals.
U.S. ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Godec awards Ms. Unelker Maoga, a 3rd-year student in the School of Biological Sciences with a prize package after winning Our Ocean Essay competition
College of Biological and Physical Sciences Registrar, Mr. Mbali receives students Certificates of participation from the trainer, Ms. Joyce. Looking on are other staff members and students during the Leadership Training held at Tigoni Guest House, Limuru
The College of Biological and Physical Sciences has scored top position, beating five Colleges to its first rank status in the Performance Contract 2015/2016.
The College's first position is based on targets set every year, running from 1st July- 30th June. The targets are based on seven categories, among them: Service delivery, Operations, Financial and Non-financial stewardship, National cohesion and national values and Corruption eradication. The College was previously ranked position two in 2014/2015 Performance Contract.
Principal College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda (right) signs School of Computing and Informatics 2014/2015 Performance Contract with former School of Computing Director, Prof. William Okelo-Odongo picture/file
Mr. Paul Kariuki, Deputy-Director Management Information System, ICT, explains importance of staff movement and staff clearance systems during a training on the systems at the College
Staff movement enables management and administration track records of staff during internal transfers; when a staff is away on study leave, sabbatical leave or maternity leave, as well as members of staff who are away from their duty of station when they travel. On the other hand, staff clearance previously done manually, will automate the process of clearing staff when there is an internal transfer, resignation, termination or demise.
"The two systems, staff movement and clearance system use will commence immediately after training as they constitute part of the University of Nairobi Performance Contract for 2016/2017", noted the Deputy-Director Management Information System (DDMIS), Mr. Paul Kariuki.
While officially opening the training on October 31,2016, Principal of the College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda, said that the two systems are critical in the operations of the University, and that is why there was need for training the College Management Board. Prof. Aduda also highlighted that the system will prevent occurrences of surcharges brought about by lack of correctly inputting the right staff movement reason for members of staff.