Following the negotiations between the University of Nairobi and National Oil Corporation, in support of the newly launched Bachelors of Petroleum Engineering, the oil giant has donated equipment worth 100 Million shillings.
In support of the Bachelors of Engineering program, the National Oil Corporation has been very generous in donating the equipment that will go a long way in the teaching program.
Among the departments bound to benefit from the equipment donation include: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Geology.
In the recent past, the University of Nairobi has been keen to produce holistic graduates with specialized skills and more so in oil and gas sector. In its Performance Contract for 2015/2016, The University has a mandate to produce graduates with specialized skills that will empower the economy.
“Kenya has a huge skills gap and Universities should train the manpower for the oil and gas sector, ” said Hon. Charles Keter, the Cabinet Secretary, Energy and Petroleum during a public lecture at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall.
Prof. Jackson Mbuthi, Dean, Engineering, during a tour of the engineering equipment at the National Oil Park in Industrial Area, noted that the equipment will go a long way in producing highly qualified Master’s and Doctorate students.
In order to reach its mandate of world-class university committed to scholarly excellence, the University of Nairobi believes in partnerships and collaboration with industry players.