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Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi Biography: New Vice Chancellor at Kisii University Career Profile

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The newly appointed Kisii University Vice Chancellor, Prof Nathan Ogechi, is a soft-spoken executive with multiple qualifications in the world of academics. He is particularly notable for trouncing all the 16 applicants in the quest for Prof John Akama’s successor. Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi biography unveils crucial details in his life story.

Speaking at a presidential event held at Nyanturago grounds, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu confirmed Prof Nathan Ogechi as the new Vice Chancellor at Kisii University. In attendance at the Interdenominational Church Service were dignitaries among them President Ruto.

Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi profile summary

Real namesNathan Oyori Ogechi
BirthdayMay 25, 1968
Age55 years
CountyKisii County
RoleVice Chancellor
SalaryKsh. 1.2 million
Net WorthKsh. 300 million

Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi biography

Who is the new vice chancellor of Kisii University? The current Vice Chancellor of Kisii University is Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi. He assumed office in 2023 following the retirement of Prof John Akama.

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Prof Ogechi is the second VC at the institution following the award of a charter in 2013. Prof Akama’s 10-year tenure ended in 2023 at the point of his retirement.

Educational background

Prof Ogechi from Nyaribari Masaba Constituency in Kisii County was always a straight A-student.

Some of the schools he attended are as follows;

1974–1980Mobamba Primary School, CPE
1981–1984Gesusu Secondary School, KCE
1985-1986Koelel High School, KACE
1987-1990Moi University, B.Ed. (Arts)
1991-1993Moi University MPhil. (Kiswahili Studies)

Thereafter, Prof Ogechi joined the German-based Institute for Asian and African Studies University of Hamburg in 2000, graduating with a PhD in African Linguistics in 2002.

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Career history

Here are some of the previous positions that Prof Ogechi has held since leaving college.

His career sparking in the early 90s is still ablaze today.

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Lecturer & Senior Lecturer
  • Associate Professor

While at Moi University, Prof Ogechi attained the status of a full Professor in the Department of Kiswahili and other African Languages. As a resul, he is mostly attached to the School of Arts and Social Science.

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At the managerial level, he held the following positions;

  • Head of Department for six years
  • Dean of School for two years
  • Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for a year

Most importantly, he was a substantive Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Student Affairs for 5 years in a row.

Since 2016, he has been serving as an acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration, Planning and Development.

Family – Wife and children

Prof Ogechi is yet to reveal his family, therefore, not much info is public about his ancestry including parents, siblings, wife, children, and close relatives.

Prof Ogechi contacts

Postal address408-40200, Kisii

Contact the Kisii University customer care desk for more inquiries.

In 2023, he was shortlisted by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and successfully interviewed for the highly competitive office at Kisii University. Prof. Nathan Oyori Ogechi biography is a source of pride in the Gusii Community.

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