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It is a time to celebrate. The University of Nairobi marks 50 years since it was transformed into the first national University in Kenya on July 1, 1970.

The University of Nairobi owes its origin to several developments in higher education within the country and the region. The idea of an institution for higher learning in Kenya goes back to 1947 when the Kenya Government drew up a plan for the establishment of a technical and commercial institute in Nairobi.

UoN dons in taskforce that developed the Kiswahili & Bi-Lingual versions of National Assembly Standing Orders

University of Nairobi’s dons were part of the task force that developed Kiswahili and Bi-Lingual versions of the National Assembly Standing Orders which were unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta.  

From UoN, Prof. Iribe Mwangi, the Chairman, Kiswahili Department was the team leader of Kiswahili experts while Dr. Prisca Jerono and Dr. Nyachae Michira were members of the taskforce.

Other dons incorporated in the project were Dr. Robert Oduori (Moi), Mr. Vincent Magugu (Moi), Prof. Kitula King'ei (Kenyatta) and Dr Miriam Osore (Kenyatta).

Freshers report for on-campus learning

First year students 2020/21/22 Academic Year have finally reported to campus for face to face learning.

The students who have practical lessons were admitted to the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences, Health Sciences and all students pursuing sciences in the College of Education and External Studies.

Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya Covid-19 Fund Board Donates PPE’s to UoN’s College of Health Science

Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya COVID-19 Fund Board have commenced the distribution of the second consignment of locally manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE) to public hospitals across all 47 counties in Kenya including all final year medical and dental students from 11 universities with medical and dental schools, as part of its sustained efforts to protect medics from the COVID-19 virus.

The University of Nairobi received its consignment on November 10, 2020.