I’m not a product of University of Nairobi but I owe the University a great deal for contributing significantly to what I am today. Having been raised up at the former Kenya Institute of Administration (currently Kenya School of Government) that is separated by a fence from UoN’s Lower Kabete Campus (School of Business), I used to spend a significant amount of time in the campus to watch TV, games and sneak into their computer lab to learn how to use computers.
From the computer labs I was able to learn fast typing that contributed largely to my first employment, SPSS that made me venture into research works and chess that has transformed my nights to fight nights (I’m fighting the addiction though). The computer labs also made me make great friends including Kachwanya, Steve and others that have been of great positive influence in my life.
It is been long since I visited the campus (over 7 years I guess) so reading news about the campus makes me miss home. What has made me nostalgic today is the news that the campus has constructed ultra modern lecture halls that are big in size, have projection systems complete with sound system installations.
Compared to other campuses especially my campus (Egerton-Njoro), I must say students from Lower Kabete generally have better learning experience. At Lower Kabete, students do not experience the troubles of over crowded lectures (at times over 1,000 students per lesson) and at least they have had access to Internet connected computers. Back at Njoro we could only access a Windows 95 powered slow machine at the comp department’s comp labs which had less than 20 comps for the over 6,000 students in session (you can now understand why I had to sneak into Lower Kabete’s computers to learn how to have my comp lessons).
The construction of ultra modern lecture halls therefore makes Lower Kabete be several steps ahead of other campuses and hopefully students from this campus will continue to be of positive impacts to individuals and to the society in general.
Well done UoN’s school of business.