Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi (Right) having a light moment with pupils from Loresho Primary School; with him is CAVS Principal, Prof Kiama Stephen ( Center) and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Kimenju (Left).
Students and staff members from College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) united to commemorate Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies’ (WMI) tree planting ceremony.
Graced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, the ceremony was meant to respect and conserve the environment as enshrined in the University of Nairobi’s core values.
In his remarks, he considered the activity as a blessing and an affirmation that the University of Nairobi strives to respect and protect the environment in all its activities. He also took that opportunity to congratulate Prof. Stephen Kiama, CAVS Principal, for his efforts towards ensuring solid growth and development in providing quality education and training at College level.
“I therefore call for support, understanding and cooperation amongst the University members and stakeholders. As a result, we will experience unrelenting growth in research and academic excellence since the University embodies the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community,” he added.
Members that accompanied the Vice-Chancellor were; Prof. Jane Mariaira-(Ag) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension (RPE), Prof. Peter Ngau- Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering (CAE) and other University of Nairobi Management Board members. Pupils from Loresho Primary school also participated in the exercise.
More than 2,300 tree seedlings from indigenous trees were planted.
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