A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the University of Nairobi and the Rotary Club of Kenya to support government sponsored the needy students in the University. The targeted students are drawn from the School of Business, Law, Economics and Information Technology.
The bursary which is a collaboration between the Asian Commercial Community Academic Award (ACCAA) and the Rotary club of Nairobi will be directed to the module I (government sponsored students) from needy backgrounds that cannot fund for their education.
The department of Special Students Advisor and the Academic Division of the University will perform a thorough vetting process to identify the bright and needy students who deserve the much needed support.
Speaking during the signing in ceremony the Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi welcomed the noble initiative saying this is a partnership that has filled an important gap. He continued to say that the University will fully support the students who will be beneficiaries of this initiative
On his part, the Chairman, Rotary Club of Nairobi Mr. David Githongo noted that universities need partners who can support needy students since these universities are among the key drivers of progress in the country. He added that we all need to put effort in improving the education in the country.
The bursary will go into supporting the really needy and deserving students with continuance participation in the scheme being determined by an excellent academic performance. There will be an annual review of the student’s performance.
The bursary supports undergraduate students from first year to the last while mentoring the students on community service and giving back to the community.
The Rotary club of Nairobi Scholarship Fund will be available in January 2017.
The signing in ceremony took place on Friday October 28th 2016 in theVC’sBoardroom. It was attended by Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, Special Student Advisor, Mr. B.M. Waweru, and Academic Registrar among others.