The School of Business will benchmark with the best university universities in the world in a bid to establish a premier Graduate Business School.
Speaking during a special breakfast meeting at Norfolk Hotel, renowned entrepreneur Dr. Chris Kirubi challenged the University Management to avoid reinventing the wheel and instead borrow from the practices. Dr. Kirubi pledged to support University Management in the establishment of the Graduate School. Dr. Kirubi further challenged University dons to publish, patent their research work and prosper. He urged the professors to collaborate more with the industry as this would help them in producing quality graduates who will be more experienced upon graduation. He noted that most graduates lack work experience and this forces most companies to spend huge sums of money on training new employees.
On his part, University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the match towards world class has started in earnest by the establishment of the graduate school. He noted that the School of Business has played a key role in producing celebrated business executives in the country and it is now time to re-engineer the programs.
Principal CHSS, Prof. Njeru Speaking during the Event
Other stakeholders at the breakfast meeting expressed willingness to work together with the University of Nairobi to establish the best graduate school in the continent. The University management was as well encouraged to work closely with the media as they share their innovations, findings and research outputs with the Kenyan public.
Stakeholders were from various organizations like Safaricom Limited, Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, Barclays Bank, IBM, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Power among other corporate bodies.
Going forward, it was evident that the University will adopt digital learning platforms even as it seeks to tap into international students market. The school will as well engage industry experts in fine tuning the various programs and in the establishment of the endowment chairs.