Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama was on Friday officially installed as the eighth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, taking over from Prof. Peter Mbithi.
During his installation at the Taifa Hall, Main Campus Prof. Kiama promised to institute reforms that will eradicate wastage of resources as well as uplift the Varsity’s financial status.
The ceremony that was witnessed by his three predecessors: Prof. Francis Gichaga, Prof. Crispus Kiamba and Prof. Peter Mbithi.
During the installation process, several instruments and symbols of authority were passed down to the Vice Chancellor, these being : the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012, the University of Nairobi Charter, 2013, the Universities standards and guidelines, 2014, the Code of Conduct and ethics for Public Universities, 2009, the University of Nairobi Statutes, the Seal of the University of Nairobi, the University of Nairobi Logo, the Professor Yajnik Fountain aka Fountain of Knowledge, the Custody of records and finally the University of Nairobi Mace. The Mace represents the authority of the University of Nairobi as an institution of higher learning.
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