“We send you out to the world of work and economic gain as a true reflection of our university.” – Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi conferred 6959 degrees and diplomas at the 68th Graduation Ceremony at Taifa and Virtually. 72 PhDs, 1510 Masters, 4515 Bachelor Degrees, 439 Diplomas, 46 postgraduate diplomas.

“We send you out to the world of work and economic gain as a true reflection of our university.” – Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences is proud of the 2,027 graduates, 21 of whom were conferred Ph.D. degrees, 291 diploma awards, 953 bachelor's degrees, and 783 master's degrees. 

The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi while conferring degrees and diplomas equated the history of the University with that of Kenya. She applauded the move by Kenya on education reforms, “as a nation, we have decided to relook at our education system in light of our founding aspirations, values, and ideals. While independence freed us from physical captivity and slavery, education will open our eyes to a golden new world, setting us free from the bondage of self-doubt and limitation.”
“Five score years ago, our university was founded. Over the years, we have made a significant contribution to Kenya’s development through the supply of skilled human resources. In good measure, we have witnessed the mixed bag of independent nation’s successes and failures: fivefold growth in our population, growth of our Gross Domestic Product and poverty levels alike, fall in child mortality rates, adoption of revolutionary innovation and technology, universal primary education, clamour for multipartyism, geographic and financial inequalities etc. We have witnessed it all. It is therefore only natural that we as a University, like the nation at large, have reached a point of reflection where we are asking ourselves how and why we do the things that we do and what skills, competence and resources we need to fulfil our mission and better contribute to Kenya’s socio-economic and political development over the next 50 years!” 
Prof. Stephen Kiama, UoN Vice Chancellor took his time to list the various achievements that the University has made in the past few months among them:  increased partnerships, recognition of exemplary staff, Research activities through collaborations and Performance of the University in the various rankings where UoN has ranked top and establishment of the Gender Based Recovery centre in partnership with UNESCO.  

“Talking about the best University, we were the top ranked university in East Africa by the Times Higher Education, Webometrics and QS rankings. We won the best university stand and scooped several prizes in this year’s National International show.

The footprints of our impressive performance can be found in all spheres! Be it academics, research and community service. 

The PS, Dr. Belio Kipsang, represented the CS, Education, Hon. Ezekiel Muchogu urged the graduating Class of 2022 to support the University of Nairobi. "As alumni of the university, don’t forget to support your alma mater.”

Dr. Kipsang also commented on the Curriculum reforms, “You are aware that the country is in the process of reviewing and developing a curriculum that is relevant to our development needs. All of us are stakeholders! I am happy that H.E the President listened to the voices of the people and appointed a task force to review the CBC. We are working with the Committee to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are taken into consideration.” 

Chair of Council, Prof, Miriam Were congratulated the graduands and urged them to give back to society, “I encourage you to expand your dreams into broader dimensions. Think about how to apply what you have learned in this University to help others in your communities and nations.  Value the contribution you can make and ensure that your aspirations are both ethical and moral”

The 68th graduation ceremony marked the second held during the 2021/2022 academic year; the first graduation ceremony this academic year was held in September 2022, when the chancellor conferred 3552 graduands, bringing the total number of graduands this academic year to 10,297.

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