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KU VC elected chair of Commonwealth varsities body


Kenyatta University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Olive Mugenda has been picked to chair the  Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).  The decision was reached on Tuesday, 15th October, 2013 in London during a meeting of the Council.

Prof Mugenda was picked to chair the association of universities based on her extensive experience and committed service as a board member of the ACU for the last two years. With this appointment, Prof. Mugenda becomes one of the few African Vice-Chancellors to chair the ACU.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first and oldest international universities network and has membership of over 500 universities from 37 countries in the world and the secretariat is based in London. The Vice Chair of the Association is Prof. Jan Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Prof Mugenda said that this momentous role to chair the Council is an honour not only to her, but also to Kenyatta University, Kenya, women and Africa as a whole.  Prof. Mugenda promises to work hard to ensure that the objectives of the Association of Commonwealth Universities Council are met and that the quality of higher education is enhanced so that it may continue to play an important role in sustainable development globally.

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