Top seven Universities from Japan held a successful education fair at the University of Nairobi, Main Campus on October 26, 2016.
The Chief Guest during the Japanese Universities Fair was the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Tatsushi Terada who encouraged students and faculty members to pursue further studies by taking advantage of the free scholarship opportunities provided by the Government of Japan. He noted that they are bound to experience world class education, state of the art teaching facilities, cultural exchange among other benefits.
Speaking during the education fair, Prof. Henry Mutoro, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, noted that the students and staff exchange between Kenya and Japanese Universities will go a long way in helping the University of Nairobi realize an increase in the population of international students. The University of Nairobi has a mandate to increase the number of international students to 20 percent.
Among other things the University of Nairobi staff and students will enjoy from the collaboration of the two countries include: staff and student exchange programs, scholarship opportunities and joint research programs among others.
Over the years, the Japanese companies have been supportive of the University of Nairobi. More so, the Mitsubishi Corporation have been faithfully offering scholarships to over 20 students for the last ten years.
Among the Japanese universities present during the fair were: Okayama University, Nagoya University, International University of Japan, Toyo University, Nagasaki University, Hokkaido University and Kanazawa University. Other 20 universities were also represented during the education fair.