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Students benefit from Chinese Embassy scholarships
The Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Liu Xianfa presents a scholarship award to a student. Looking on is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro.
The Chinese Embassy through the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Programme has awarded 20 scholarships to bright but needy University of Nairobi students.
The 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 Ambassador congratulated the recipients and challenged them to be the hope and future of Kenya, Africa and the China-Kenya relations. He noted that the scholarship programe 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 programme.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, 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 the Confucius Institute and an active staff and student exchange programme.
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.