In furtherance of the university’s goal of recruiting highly skilled talent, the Director of Administration has announced three vacancies in the Finance Division, one of which is for the Director of Finance.

Immediate former Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Mrs. Ritah Asunda cuts a cake during a brief ceremony held by the Management Board in her honor, on Tuesday, February 7. Looking on is the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza (right).

APPI graduants accompanied by Miss Marie Vandenabeele (APPI Director) following the APPI Graduation Cocktail held on Saturday, February 4, in the Freida Brown Student Center.

The African Process and Performance Institute (APPI) first graduation ceremony took place last Saturday, February 4 at the Freida Brown Student Center.

Faculty have received grants worth KES 28 million to raise USIU-Africa’s research profile and boost its portfolio by increasing faculty research output in high impact peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, faculty are expected to develop partnerships and collaborations with leading research, development and funding agencies, as well as improve the quality of their academic supervision.

Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) University League games

The men’s basketball team’s had a mixed weekend outing against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), with a massive win their main campus 50-13, and a narrow loss to their Nairobi campus 27-31.

This weekend, they will host Kenyatta University and Mount Kenya University on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 respectively.

Their female counterparts will also host Mount Kenya University and Kenyatta University on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 respectively, after thrashing Daystar University 37-11 during last weekend’s match.

The men’s soccer team also reported mixed results when they beat Pan African Christian University by a solitary goal, and lost by the same margin to Zetech University and JKUAT.

They will pitch camp at Kenyatta University this weekend for matches against their hosts Kenyatta University and fellow guests Daystar University on Saturday, February 11. A game against Kenyatta University’s Ruiru campus will be played on Sunday, February 12.

It was a goalless draw for the ladies soccer team against Daystar University, and further loss to JKUAT (2-3) on Saturday, February 4.

The men’s hockey team will next meet Mount Kenya University at Kenyatta University this Saturday, February 11, after drawing with JKUAT in last weekend’s match.

The ladies volleyball team will seek to avenge their defeat to JKUAT last weekend, when they travel to Kenyatta University this Saturday, February 11.

Feature by Max Masau (Technologist)

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet Inc.), or “FANG” as they are referred to in stock market parlance after their stocks outperformed markets in 2016, thrive as the biggest internet firms in the world.  The four firms hold a combined market capitalization of around KES 100 trillion. The valuation places FANG amongst the top 15 world economies based on a market capitalization to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comparison.

On Wednesday, February 1, the International Advisory Board of the African Leadership Development Foundation nominated the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza for the Distinguished African Academic Excellence Award.

The Chancellor Dr. Manu Chandaria will deliver the keynote address during the Annual Black History Month celebrations opening ceremony on Wednesday, February 8 at the auditorium.

The Business Association has invited leading entrepreneurs and the entire university community to discuss "The Role of Entrepreneurship in Regulating Youth Unemployment" during the 4th annual USIU-Africa Economic Forum to be held on Thursday, February 9 at the auditorium. 

Acting Finance Director Ms. Edith Guchui
Acting Finance Director Ms. Edith Guchui

Ms. Edith Guchu has been appointed Acting Director of Finance with effect from February 1, 2017. Ms. Guchu, who is a Certified Public Accountant holds a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. She has been at USIU-Africa for 10 years, four of them as the Chief Accountant.