Award Ceremony: UoN 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences held a recognition ceremony on Thursday June 17th 2021 to celebrate and award outstanding achievers. The event is part of a series of activities the College has implemented to celebrate the University of Nairobi’s 50th anniversary (#UoNat50 campaign)

The event was officiated by Deputy Vice Chancellor Human Resource and Administration, Prof. Enos Njeru; lauded the College for impressive accomplishments saying “In the 50 years the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) has produced more Vice Chancellors than any other College in the university and the country” Since inception in 1985 CAVS has been at forefront in innovative research, teaching, social and infrastructural and notable achievements across research discipline by the vibrant staff.  “I am very proud that on this day, the College will recognize and award people post humorously, practicing, retired, academic, administrative, technical and support staff and all cadres of staff.”

The College Principal; Prof. Nyikal said “these past 50 years have been fruitful; as a College we have served the nation well, we have contributed to human resource and research. The College is still committed to innovation in line with 4th industrial revolution.” Also speaking at the event; Prof. Ratemo Micheka reflected on the many achievements of the College stating “Our University is renowned world over in research, academia, inter-linkages, multi-disciplinary and training of experts. We have continuously trained people for decades and the country has benefited from the experts we have produced in the field of environment, veterinary and agriculture.”

To kick off the Award ceremony, The Chairman of the College UoN@50 Committee, Prof. David Mungai explained the nomination process saying “Nominations were done by faculties and institute in accordance with set guidelines and criteria. A Special committee at faculty level was constituted and the nominations were done by each department. The nominated awardees include academic and non academic staff, the list also includes students who have made outstanding contribution to the University. The Deans from the Faculty of Agriculture & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and The Director Wangari Maathai Institute also shared the list of nominees and the awardees.

List of Awardees:

Wangari Maathai Institute

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Agriculture

During the event Dr. Catherine Kunyanga from the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology gave a  brief snapshot of some of the major accomplishments the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences popularly known as CAVS has achieved since inception in 1985. (Detailed College History). Dr. Catherine Kunyanga from the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, started her presentation saying “CAVS is honored to join the rest of Colleges in celebrating our University’s 50th anniversary. The College is well endowed with teaching and  research facilities and field stations located across the country; the college also has well stocked library, Clinics and labs among other support facilities for teaching and research including a pilot processing plant and a food processing plant producing value addition in food processing and agriculture.” CAVS has a rich research output that has informed national policies and contributed towards achievement of national development goals. CAVS is diverse, multi disciplinary, trans disciplinary and multi cultural.  CAVS milestones