Prof Pokhariyal conferred with the award of Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW)

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Fri, 2018-12-14 15:24

In recognition of distinguished and outstanding services rendered to the nation Professor Ganesh Prasad Pokhariyal has been conferred the award of Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya by the  President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces. Professor Pokhariyal was among 94 other Individuals who were conferred.

These commendation is given to recipients on the advice of the National Honours and Awards Committee in the Office of the President.

According to the National Honours Act, those who merit the decoration include; a person who exhibits exemplary qualities, or achievements of heroism, patriotism or leadership, one who has made an exemplary contribution to the country in the economic, scientific, academic, sports, journalism, business, security or other fields.

Prof Pokhariyal as he’s known within the academic corridors is a professor in Applied Mathematics at the University Of Nairobi School Of Mathematics. He has actively taught institutions of higher learning for over fifty years. His main research interests is in: General Theory of Relativity, Differential Geometry and Mathematical Modeling. Prof Pokhariyal has trained many students in his years of service.

“Prof” has over published over 120 publications in various fields including medicine, governance, agriculture etc. In 2010 he was recognized as one of the Leading Scientists of the World by IBC, Great Britain. He has also represented Kenya in the International chess foundation between 1979 and 1982. Prof Pokhariyal has held several the administrative offices while at the University of Nairobi. Notably is when he was appointed as the Dean faculty of science, University of Nairobi, between June 2002 and March 2003.

The School of Mathematics staff congratulates Professor Ganesh Pokhariyal in this latest recognition.


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