A team from Barclays Bank of Kenya was received by University of Nairobi Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today March, 13, 2015 and together they discussed partnership of how to improve student and staff financial needs.
Speaking on behalf of the University team, Prof. Peter Mbithi noted that it is time the University and Barclays further the partnership between the two organizations.
“The University is at a place it must change, the paradigm for change is necessary. We need to engage friends to understand our agenda into the future. We need partners to enhance student experience in campus,” said the Vice-Chancellor.
Among other areas discussed include credit facilities to staff at reduced rates, asset financing, private public partnerships to help in the construction of teaching and learning facilities, student internships and philanthropic activities by the bank.
Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) noted that students need internships to help them gain work experience upon graduation. He requested the bank to consider offering internships to the University of Nairobi student community given that the bank has a large branch network.
On his part, Prof. Henry Mutoro , the Deputy Vice-Chancellor ( Academic Affairs) noted that the bank will come in handy in issues to do with PPP.
The meeting was attended by Finance Officer, Mr. Michael Karue, Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Rebecca Ngondo, Chief Internal Auditor, Mr. Peter Igiria, University of Nairobi Alumni Chair, Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Managing Director , University of Nairobi Enterprises among others.