Message from the DVC
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MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (STUDENT AFFAIRS)

 

This year started off well for this office.  I am delighted to report that this trend has continued with the successful conclusion of the 2016 SONU elections and the swearing-in of the new leadership.

We are proud that the University of Nairobi remains the most prestigious University in Kenya, drawing large numbers of Kenyan, East African as well as international students.  To meet the challenge of addressing the needs of the over 80,000 students, the Student Affairs Division was established in 2010 to co-ordinate, guide and give firm leadership to all units that provide services for our students.  This Division brings under one roof the office of the Dean of Students, Students Welfare  Authority(SWA), Sports and Games and the University Health Services (UHS).  We are focused on helping students succeed academically and socially and also encourage them to interact and connect with the rest of the University Community as we prepare them for life after studying at this University.

Our students have at their disposal, the office of the Dean of Students where services include orientation, counseling and work placement for recent graduates and continuing students.  We have an active and vibrant Sports and Games Department where we train competitive sportsmen and women who contribute to the impressive sports image of this University and the country, while the Students Welfare Authority (SWA) ensures the proper management of catering and residential services for students.  The University Health Services (UHS) provides a comparable healthcare system that ensures curative, preventive and rehabilitative services for our students.  I encourage you to peruse the websites of these units to obtain more information on the services they provide.

To those students who have enrolled at this University, I welcome you and wish you an enjoyable and successful stay with us.  To parents, guardians, employers and stakeholders I look forward to interacting with you, or to your continued patronage, as the case may be.

With best wishes.

 

PROF. ISAAC M. MBECHE

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR

STUDENT AFFAIRS

AND

PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE