The University of Nairobi and the South African College of Applied Psychology have held talks on possible collaborations between the two institutions.
In a meeting with Dr. Ashley Smyth, Academic Dean, South African College of Applied Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) principal, Prof. Enos Njeru representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the University of Nairobi was committed to benchmarking with international institutions in order to enhance its visibility. Prof. Njeru observed that the meeting was important since it provided an opportunity for the two institutions to learn best practices from each other. While praising the South African College’s Psychology program, Prof. Njeru also said that, “ A partnership between the institutions psychology departments would be very useful to not only the University of Nairobi but also to the entire country as well the general welfare of our local and global community.”
Dr. Ashley Smyth on behalf of the South African College of Applied Psychology said that the University of Nairobi was one of the most reputable and experienced university in Africa. Dr. Smyth also said that his mission was to seek a joint venture between the University of Nairobi and the South African College of Applied Psychology. “We would love to broaden our prospects beyond South Africa and we intent to partner with UoN in training and development particularly through student and staff exchanges or through a joint satellite program.”
Prof. Njeru and Dr. Smyth agreed to initiate and expedite a memorandum of understanding for the partnership to kick off immediately.
Also present during the meeting, were Prof. Peter Wasamba, Dean Faculty of Arts, Dr. Joseph Obosi, Registrar, College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Dr.Luke Okunya, Chairman, Department of Psychology