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.
Participants pose for a group photo during the writer's forum workshop
The institute for climate change and Adaptation hosted a one day capacity building workshop on Saturday, 26 th November, 2016. Among the participants were youth scientists with passion on environmental sustainability matters.