University of Nairobi grandaunts during the 55th graduation ceremony at the Chancellor's court.
A total of 4,379 degrees were conferred and diplomas awarded during the 55th University of Nairobi graduation ceremony. The recipients comprised 2,796 Bachelors Degrees, 995 Diploma Certificates, 20 Post-Graduate Diplomas, 545 Masters Degree, 57 Doctor of Philosophy Degree and 1 Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).
Themed “Transformative and Innovative Education for Sustainable Industrial Growth” the occasion was meant to recommend the grandaunts to use their university education, skills and knowledge towards transforming the society and ensuring sustainable industrial growth.
In addition, Dr. Peter Kahara Munga was awarded Honoris Causa Degree as a way of honoring his contributions towards improving the banking sector, education division and philanthropy. Dr. Munga is a businessman, entrepreneur and the group chairman of Equity Bank Group.
Speaking during the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, acknowledged that the ceremony as part of the university’s mandate of providing quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge. He also welcomed the grandaunts to the University of Nairobi alumni fraternity that has more than 188,000 members who regularly contribute towards nation building.
Dr. Vijoo Rattansi (Mrs), the Chancellor, congratulated the grandaunts for their efforts and wished them success in their endeavors while contributing towards development of the nation. She further reminded them to always embrace team spirit and teamwork in the course of their accomplishments.