A total of 13 University of Nairobi students have benefited from Mitsubishi Scholarship. This was revealed when the Mitsubishi General Manager, Mr. Masatoshi Wada met the Vice-Chancellor at the Council Chambers.
Speaking during the event, Prof. Peter Wasamba, Dean, School of Arts, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, expressed his gratitude to the giant auto-maker for the good gesture to give students from poor background a chance to get university education.
"We are happy, you are taking this as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, " he said. Mitsubishi Corporation has been sponsoring university students for the last seven years during the tenure of Mr. Wada, who is set to leave the company at the end of the year. Prof. Wasamba appealed to the company to continue the sponsorship program with the successor of Mr. Wada.
The scholarship has been beneficial to students from the departments of Geography, Education, Environmental studies and Biological sciences. In total 84 students have benefited over the last 7 years from the scholarships and indeed the University is grateful.
Dr. Sam Owuor, Chairman department of Geography, challenged the students to show gratitude by working extra hard.