VICE CHANCELLOR AND UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT BOARD TOUR KISUMU CAMPUS

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Mon, 2015-01-26 13:41

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi (Center) and other Management Board members inspecting the Kisumu Campus Towers.

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, and the Management Board were toured Kisumu city Campus to check on the progress of the ongoing construction of Kisumu Towers and to receive the Memorandum from the College Academic Board on Saturday 24, 2015.

The construction of Kisumu Campus Towers begun in February, 2012. Upon completion, Kisumu Towers will be one of the highest buildings in Kisumu City with a sitting capacity for 6,000 students, 80 lecture offices, lecture theatres, library, seminar rooms, and computer laboratories among other facilities. For purposes of research, revenue generation and cost reduction, the Campus intends to introduce PhDs and more courses like Msc. Finance. It will, as well, monitor fees collection and hire Kisumu based lecturers for efficient service delivery.

The Vice-Chancellor urged the contractor and other consultants to work as a team, have the work plan approved and signed by all the team members and to ensure the safety of the environment

Principal, College of Education and External Studies (CEES), Prof. Isaac Jumba, noted that Kisumu Campus has a significant potential for growth. “Once the building is completed, a lot of money being used in rental space will be saved” he said.  

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension), Prof. Lucy Irungu,  noted that there was need to train both Kisumu and Mombasa Campus students and staff on research since the University is restructuring Post Graduate to Graduate Schools.  Students and staff members were urged to contribute in University repositories.

During the tour were; six College Principals and Deputy Principals. Others present were Managing Director, University Enterprises Services, Prof. Julius Ogen'go, Finance Officer, Mr. Michael Karue, Registrar Administration Dr. Dismus Bulinda, Estates Manager, Mr. Trancisio Thuita, Construction and Maintenance Manager Architect, Jarett Odwallo.

The tour ended with members of the UMB touring the various facilities being rented out by the University.

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