Bright and needy students from various colleges of the University of Nairobi have benefited from Chinese Ambassador Scholarship. The 20 students were selected on merit and based on their academic achievements.
Speaking during the award ceremony, the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Liu Xianfa congratulated the beneficiaries and urged them to work harder to realize their dreams. “The purpose of this scholarship is to help you realize your dreams without financial challenges”, said the Ambassador. The 20 scholarship award is totalling to Ksh. 2 million.
The Ambassador took the opportunity to congratulate the University of Nairobi on its latest webometrics rankings and for being the best in the region. The University was praised for being an example to many universities in the region. The University has a Confucius Institute, a model in the region. The Chinese government have been very supportive. In the recent past, the Chinese government donated a Ksh. 2Billion grant towards the development of the Confucius Institute.
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, who was represented by Prof. Henry Mutoro, noted that the scholarship award cements the relationship between the University of Nairobi and Chinese people. The recipients were challenged to be agents of positive change. A total of 58 students have benefited from the yearly scholarship.
Ephy Awuor, a second year student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and one of the scholarship beneficiaries congratulated the Ambassador for the generous financial gift that will go a long way in helping her realize her dreams.
Also present during the award ceremony were: Prof. Godfrey Muriuki, Special Students Advisor, Mr. B. M. Waweru, Academics Registrar and Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Director, University Advancement.