- A former lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof Stephen Kiama, has become the VC of a top Kenya University
- Prof Stephen Kiama would reign for 5 years at the University of Nairobi
- The brilliant professor was part of those who set up the Anatomy laboratory at the University of Ghana
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Professor Stephen Kiama, a former lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG) has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nairobi (UoN) in Kenya.
The University of Nairobi is the oldest university in Kenya and of very high reputation.
According to pulse.com.gh, the professor was very instrumental in setting up the Anatomy laboratory at the University of Ghana when he was in the country.
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Kiama was also a great pioneer at the reputable university in Ghana as he offered the first lectures to the inaugural class of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.
UoN Council Chairperson Prof Julia Ojiambo said in an official document that Stephen's term will start Monday, January 6, 2020, for a term of five years.
With 29 years of research under his belt, Prof Stephen Kiama takes over from a past Vice-Chancellor at UoN named Peter Mbithi who was accused of numerous counts of mismanagement.
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In the interim, Prof Isaac Mbeche was appointed as acting VC and has now handed over to the former lecturer at the University of Ghana.
Prof Kiama outsmarted Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Madara Ogot and Prof Patricia G Kameri Mbote who had emerged as the other two favourites for the job.
The professor has proven to be a very great administrator with rich experience in managing several boards and roles.
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He was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Human Resource and Administration at the University of Nairobi since February 2019.
Before that Prof Kiama has been a member of the University of Nairobi Senate and University Executive Board since 2003 and 2016 respectively.
In 2003, he was appointed as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
In other news, Black Queens goalkeeper Fafali Dumehasi has received a promotion in the Ghana Police Service as she has just become a Corporal.
Her promotion took effect from January 1, 2020. The 26-year-old represented Ghana at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
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