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At the 56th University of Nairobi’s graduation ceremony, over 8,500 graduands were conferred with Degrees and awarded Diplomas.

A record 8,500 graduands of the University of Nairobi, among them 56 Doctor of Philosophy degree holders, were on December 2, 2016 conferred with degrees and awarded diplomas during the 56th Graduation ceremony presided over by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi at the Chancellor’s Court.

The graduands were mainly drawn from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Health Sciences and was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiang’i.

Dr. Matiang’i implored universities to improve on service delivery, saying that the era of “missing marks” should come to an end. He wondered how students in public universities proceeded to the next year of study without knowing how they had performed in the previous year. The Cabinet Secretary reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that market driven and relevant programmes are carried out in our universities.

Congratulating the graduands, the Chancellor, Dr. Rattansi, noted that their achievements were as a result of hard work and dedication. She challenged the graduands to retrace their footsteps at their alma mater through registration as alumni association members.

Dr. Rattansi paid tribute to Dr. Idle Farah who was completing his tour of duty as the Chairman of the University of Nairobi Council.

On his part, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi thanked the University Council for providing the policy framework, strategic direction and stewardship and the Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education, for its continued support and guidance to the university and its leadership. He thanked the faculty, staff and students for their dedication and always standing firm with the university.

For the second time running, graduands and guardians were able to follow the ceremony’s proceedings through wide screens strategically placed in the Chancellor’s Court. The ceremony lasted for only four hours. 

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