There was pomp and colour when the Chiromo Alumni Chapter was launched as the 13th Alumni Chapter in the University.
The event held on December 10, 2014 was graced by Deputy President, William Ruto representative Prof. Fred Segor, Permanent Secretary, Department of Livestock, University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, Chairman of Council, Dr. Idle Farah, Vice-Chancellor designate, Prof. Peter Mbithi, among other esteemed guests.
In his remarks Prof. Segor, challenged the alumni class of 1990 to be part of the development of Chiromo Campus and contribute towards upward mobility of education. He challenged the alumni to network, think and move in the same direction as they build Chiromo Campus and the University.
On her part, Dr. Rattansi congratulated the alumni of the Chiromo Chapter on the launch and challenged them to join the University in its dream to be among the universities in the world.
Dr. Farah reiterated that the University has made a huge contribution to human resource in the country. To date, the UoN boasts of over 165,000 with 15,360 having graduated from Chiromo Campus.
Prof. Mbithi noted that through the chapters, alumni are able to bring other non-academic commodities such as role modelling and mentoring tomorrow’s scientists. He called on leaders in other sectors to enjoin their efforts in assisting local universities particularly in growing alumni association and in the process, complement the government’s efforts in developing higher education in the country. In addition, Prof. Mbithi thanked the government, for appointing him to serve as the seventh Vice-Chancellor. He pledged to serve with commitment and enable the university to meet its objectives in teaching, research and community service.
Alumni chapters are meant to accord members the opportunity to serve their alma mater within their professional orientations, thus fostering interaction with students and industry. To date the University has launched School of Pharmacy, School of Computing and Informatics, College of Architecture and Engineering, School of Journalism, Masters Business Administration, Human Medicine, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Range Management and Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies alumni chapters.