Vice-Chancellor tours College of Biological and Physical Sciences

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Wed, 2015-01-21 09:18
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SPS Boardroom

On his third tour of the University’s Colleges, the newly appointed University of Nairobi 7th Vice-Chancellor today visited the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, January, 19, 2015 visited Chiromo to listen to the views of the College Academic Board in an event hosted at the Physical Science Boardroom.

To ensure that staff work at the optimal levels and the students learn in a conducive environment, the Vice-Chancellor  pledged to support the college administration morally and financially even as he maintains an open door policy. “If any of you have any issues to discuss with me, you are welcome”.

“I am pleased and grateful for your support since my appointment to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance). My objective of coming here is to listen to your views. The energy to drive this University to the next level is vested in each and every one of us, “he said.

The Vice-Chancellor promised to work on the issues that the college needs addressed along the University Strategic Plan.

He reminded the staff members, composed mainly of professors, Deans, Directors of schools that his vision is to have experiential learning in the classrooms coupled with mentorship of the students. He pointed out that the heads of departments, principals and Colleges and Central Departments need to work in unity and for the common good of the university.

The Vice-Chancellor promised State of the University Address every quarter and the annual report of the Corporate University.

The College Principal, Prof. Bernard Aduda, pledged total support to the new Vice-Chancellor. He outlined several areas the college was working on to ensure that they meet their financial targets, key among his strategic objectives are: cost reduction, austerity measures, collaboration with industry, improvement of the teaching and learning facilities and advertising of short courses in the media.

The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the College Principals on his third tour of the colleges since his appointment.

 Also present during the tour were; University of Nairobi Enterprise Services Managing Director, Prof. Julius Ogen’go, Registrar ( Administration) Dr. Dismus Bulinda, Registrar (Academics), Mr. B. M. Waweru, Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Rebecca Ngondo, Chief Internal Auditor, Mr. Peter Igiria, Procurement Manager, Chief Security Officer, Mr. Wahome, Mr. Joseph Mokaya, Estates Manager, Mr. Trancisio Thuita, Architect Jaret Odwallo, among others.

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