Installation of Prof. S.G. Kiama as the 8th UoN Vice Chancellor

Professor Stephen Kiama Gitahi has been installed as the 8th Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi.

 

Professor Stephen Kiama Gitahi has been installed as the 8th Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi.

Prof. Kiama holds an earned doctorate degree in Structural Biology from University of Bern in Switzerland. He is an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programs and on research and publication. He has over 16 years’ experience in management and leadership positions at the University of Nairobi.

Prof. Kiama in speech asked University community to: "Let us now retreat to our stations of work and rededicate our efforts and energies in the spirit of pulling together - unitate et labore, unite in labour."
He appealed staff and students to make every effort to recalibrate their collective culture and attitudes towards teamwork, upholding discipline and integrity, commitment to duty and scholarship, efficiency and excellence to create a world that does not condemn independent and free thinkers to the very bottom of the food chain just because they hold views contrary to ours or contrary to the norm.

He further noted that, the true purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. “We must regain this foothold in our universities and create an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, one that nurtures the ability to question and test received wisdom”.

The entire University fraternity wish Prof. Kiama success in steering the University ahead.

God bless Prof. Kiama, God Bless UoN!