Students outreach at Gathuri School

Start Time: 
Mon, 2015-10-05 09:00
End Time: 
Mon, 2015-10-05 16:00
Location: 
Gathuri School, Kiambu

UoN staff pose with students of Gathuri School

Students and staff from University of Nairobi (UoN) spent time with 2015 candidates to encourage them prior to the national examinations.

During the visit, students and teachers of Gathuri School in Kiambu, were awarded with university branded souvenirs.

The visit aimed to give advice to students on dos and don’ts during exams and on transition from school.

In light of the crippling of education sector encountered in schools at the beginning of third term, UoN fraternity aimed to give moral support and ease exam fever and panic that might have been experienced by students. The students were advised to refrain from destructive behaviour both in school and out of school. They were also instructed to manage their time well and to allocate periods to relax.

The outreach event which was held on October 5, 2015, presented the students with University of Nairobi branded A4 loose leaf pads, branded biro pens and inspiration slates.The teachers received branded folders.

The inspirational slates read ‘The winner has a programme, the looser has an excuse’, and, ‘Each day is a gift, that is why it is called the present’.

The University delegation together with the candidates also watered trees that were planted during the first visit to the schools.

While interacting with the form four and class eight students, UoN staff emphasized preserving of school property and not taking up grievances through destruction.

“Read the signs of the times and take recognition of the transition zone you get into after exams. Be ready to handle leaving the comfort zone because that is what transition is about, change,” the students were informed.

The University was represented by a delegation of students and staff members from College of Biological and Physical Sciences and Mrs. Janet Nyaga from University Health Services

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