UoN resolve to work together trying moments
The University of Nairobi (UoN) has now resolved its leadership issues and agreed to work for the interest of the institution.
UoN Council Chairman Prof Amukowa Anangwe said yesterday that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Stephen Kiama and the Council will continue to work together in accordance with the law and Charter.
“We wish to emphasize that the Council and Prof Kiama will continue to work together in accordance with the law and the charter. Our aim is to ensure that UoN remains a center of excellence in academics and research. Your unwavering commitment and support are crucial in achieving this goal,” said Anangwe, in a statement.
The leadership confusion was agreed upon after the council met on Monday to discuss critical matters affecting the institution.
Anangwe also said that the council and the management are committed to pursue the university’s transformative agenda and make it vibrant, sustainable and ensure that it meets the evolving needs of its stakeholders.
The council also welcomed the 11,000 freshmen, who have been admitted to the university, urging them to take advantage of the numerous opportunities and make the best of their time while at the institution.
“We are delighted to have you join our community and look forward to providing you with an exciting and enriching campus experience… Together, we will shape a brighter future for our beloved institution,” he said.
The council, a few days ago, had rejected Kiama’s return from leave saying the resolution they made in July had not been vacated.
“You are still deemed to be on the said leave and thus you must not discharge the duties of the vice chancellor with effect from September 25 until your leave lapses,” read the Council’s letter.
The council had granted Kiama a six month leave pending the end of his contract but he returned to office on September 1, a situation which seemingly brought confusion. But with the latest Council’s decision, the leadership confusion has since been resolved, with the university saying it will remain a centre of excellence in academics and research.