Thursday, April 4, 2024

University of Nairobi high level delegation led by Prof. Leonida Kerubo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs who was representing the Vice Chancellor paid a courtesy call on the Nyandarua Country Governer, His Excellency Governor (Dr.) Moses Kiarie Badilisha on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

The University of Nairobi pledged to mentor the Nyandarua constituent college into a fully-fledged university. The visit to the county gave the University team an assessment of the county on the status of infrastructure development. This was revealed through the deliberations.

Speaking during the Courtesy call, His Excellency Governor (Dr.) Moses Kiarie Badilisha noted, “We just don’t want a university. We want an institution that will address the knowledge gaps in niche areas of crops and animal sciences, sports sciences, and foundational education including in our ECDEs. This will be a premier training institution,’

His Excellency Governor (Dr.) Moses Kiarie Badilisha speaking during a courtesy call by UoN Delegation on Wed, Apr 3, 2024

The Governor expressed the county’s willingness and commitment, including that of other stakeholders in the education sector and the political leadership, in seeing the speedy realization of this university dream. Already, Governor Badilisha had held successful deliberations with stakeholders drawn from the education ministry and the Commission for University Education, as well as with local MPs, on fast-tracking this

The delegation was led by Prof. Leonidah Kerubo (the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs), accompanied by among others Prof. Moses Nyangito – Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Jeremiah Kalai (Dean Faculty of Education), Bernard D. Njuguna (Registrar Administration) and a host of other departmental heads drawn from finance, quality assurance, and infrastructure development. Present were several CECMs, MCA Hon. Gathungu Kamau, and other senior officers.