The University of Nairobi has been participating in the 14th exhibition by Kenyan Universities that has been taking place in Mombasa, Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa on 17-19th March, 2016.
The exhibition was organized by the Commission for Universities Education (CUE). The theme for this year has been “Celebrating Expansion through Diversity and Integration’. The exhibition gathers colleges, public and private universities from the whole country.
This year’s exhibition saw 41 institutions of higher learning participate. The objective of such exhibitions is for institutions to show case the marketable programmes they offer and research that they have taken part in and/or are currently running.
The chief guest, Mr. Tendai Lewa Mutana,Mombasa County Executive member in charge of Education, said that UoN has been in the leadership and mentorship role in the Country for other institutions and challenged UoN to keep up. He said this while visiting the UoN stand.
Prof. Henry Thairu, Chairman, CUE, reading a speech on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary, Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i said his ministry supports the measures being put in place by the respective professional bodies in accrediting institutions of higher learning. He however, called upon the professional bodies to work with the institutions and assist them in having their programmes meet the required professional threshold. This, Matiang’i said, will position Kenya as a higher learning hub in the region.
The prospective students and visitors to the UoN stand have had a chance to interact with the programmes and research that the University has been involved in. The guests had a chance of interacting with professors one on one.
Prof. Bernard Aduda, Principal, College of Biology and Physical Sciences (CBPS) represented the Vice Chancellor and received David Some, Chief Executive Officer, CUE and Dr. Henry Thairu, Chairman, CUE at the University's stand.