The University of Nairobi held a prize presentation ceremony today 20th May at Taifa Hall. The ceremony was held to recognize outstanding students in the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic years.
Presiding over the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mbithi congratulated all the recipients of the different awards and he also thanked the donors for providing the prizes. He also asked more sponsors to volunteer and sponsor. The VC said as “brand ambassadors you must reflect us in a positive image when you go to serve in the community. We shall not entertain mediocrity and we shall continue to produce the best”. The VC also noted that the alumni from the University of Nairobi dominated the landscape far and beyond. He encouraged the recipients and the students by saying “becoming great requires a positive mindset because the path to greatness is full of obstacles, but we will never give up. Optimize your presence here to build a strong foundation for your future”.
Ms. Maimuna Hussein a recipient of the prizes thanked the donors and the University. She said “these awards are a great motivation for the students’ thank you for recognizing our efforts.” She also thanked the families for the support they have given and the opportunity to live our passion. Ms. Maimuna received a prize in the form of a gold medal for being the best overall student in the whole university in both academic and extra-curricular activities. The prize was from the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund.
A parent to one of the recipients of the awards also thanked the donors. He also thanked the university for the efforts it was making to make it stable. He also said that as parents they were very proud despite the many hurdles they went through to put to make sure their children completed their studies.
This year the prizes came from 82 donors and were awarded to a total number of 489 students.
The ceremony was attended by DVC (AA) professor Henry Mutoro, ICTC Director Ibrahim Otieno staff, parents, students among others.