In keeping with tradition; the University of Nairobi held the 64th graduation ceremony on Friday, December 11, 2020. The ceremony was conducted virtually and broadcast on national television and social media to allow all graduands to follow the virtual event. During the December graduation 2 honorary Degrees were awarded; Prof. Julia Ojiambo received Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) in Leadership and Prof. Micere Mugo received a Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) in Literature and about 5,709 graduands were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas. The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) produced about 278 graduands. This 2019/2020 academic year CAVS has graduated 623 students.
The College also recorded an important milestone for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 4 ladies were awarded PhDs. The graduands; are Dr. Getrude Peter Shepelo, Dr. Mary Nyambura Gichunge, Dr. Stella Kiambi, and Dr. Sirma Anima Jematia Kigen. Read more
Dr. Virjoo Rattansi, Chancellor-University of Nairobi officiated the 64th congregation. Dr. Rattansi conveyed her congratulatory message to the graduating class of December 2020 and said a special thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of the over 5000 graduands. Read Speech HERE
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama further congratulated the graduands who managed to graduate in record time despite the devastating impact of COVID-19. Additionally, Prof. Kiama stated that the University of Nairobi has managed to graduate about 8,000 graduands in the academic year 2019/2020 and thanked the faculty for making frantic efforts to ensure that all students who have completed their studies are allowed to graduate. Further, he stated “This graduation is a historic one. It coincides with our golden Jubilee celebrations occurring when we are celebrating fifty years of academic excellence.” Read Speech HERE