Needy and bright students from the University of Nairobi will benefit from a work study programme at Beta Healthcare International. This will be possible following the signing of a partnership agreement between the University, the University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) and Beta Healthcare.
Through the programme, the students will garner the much needed work experience while still in school, earn an extra income and discover their hidden abilities and potential.
Speaking during the signing ceremony of the partnership agreement, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbtihi said the university is committed to ensuring that the terms of the understanding are implemented and that needy and bright students benefit. He noted that in order to produce quality and holistic graduates, students must work and interact with industry and master the various professions.
The Chief Executive Officer, Beta Healthcare, Dr. Advani Sanjay said that student welfare and mentorship is important. Through the programme, Beta Healthcare will appoint at least one employee to supervise a student while at work.
The Vice-Chairman, UONAA, Prof. Robert Obudho noted that the Association is keen on initiatives that will benefit the University. He said that the Association will work towards implementing the terms in the partnership agreement.
Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Executive Director, UONAA, Mr. B.M Waweru, Academic Registrar are among those who witnessed the signing of the partnership agreement.