•Kiama said despite enforcing reforms in the education and financial sector of the university, individuals too need transformation.•
•Ogengo said during the function that UoN management has good plans for the year.
The University of Nairobi now looks forward to ensuring students and staff are nourished at a personal level.
The institution boss Stephen Kiama, while speaking during the interfaith UoN prayer day, said 2022 is a year of transformation.
Kiama said, despite enforcing reforms in the education and financial sector of the university, individuals too need transformation.
“We have already done quite a bit on finance, curricula and governance. This year we turn to data and people because people are very important,” Kiama said.
Kiama promised to ensure the university has remained relevant, vibrant and sustainable.
He called on members of the institution to know who they are and reclaim their self-esteem.
“First, we need to know what the reason for our existence is and why we are where we are,” he added.
The UoN boss further noted that self-realization would be the foundation for transformation.
“We were created to provide quality education and training, to embody the aspirations of citizens through reservation and integration of knowledge,” Kiama said.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs Julius Ogengo said the UoN management had good plans for the year.
“We set aside this day deliberately for us to gather as a community to pray,” Ogengo said.