Scholarships were presented to the students by the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Liu Xianfa in a ceremony held at the University on November 14, 2016.The students, drawn from various disciplines were identified as genuine needy students selected after due verification of family backgrounds to ascertain their neediness by the Special Students Advisor, Prof. Godfrey Muriuki.
The Ambassador congratulated recipients and challenged them to be the hope and future of Kenya, Africa and the China-Kenya relations. He noted that the scholarship program was set up to encourage excellent students from needy families not to give up due to financial constraints but to strive for success. Since its establishment in 2014, 58 UoN students have benefitted from the program.
Speaking on behalf of the VC, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro, thanked the Chinese government for supporting the students and giving them an opportunity to complete their studies. Prof. Mutoro said that the award of the scholarships is a demonstration of strong ties between the University of Nairobi and the Chinese government which spans over 10 years. The cooperation has resulted in the establishment of Confucius Institute and an active staff and student exchange program.
This post was previously published on the University of Nairobi site.