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Varsity to represent Kenya in Dar trade fair

Mount Kenya University (MKU) with its headquarters in Thika, Kiambu County is set to represent Kenyan Universities at this year’s Dar –es- Salaam trade fair.

The University will showcase its services in Tanzania in their quest for international student recruitment. This is part of the University’s strategy to widen its reach and presence in the region.

MKU staff at their exhibition stand Dar- es- Salaam trade fair. Photo  by Grace Naishoo

The event is scheduled for 26 to 31 July, MKU seeks to interact with Tanzania nationals especially parents and professionals in a bid to make them understand the unique academic opportunities that the University offers.

Over the years MKU has been training human resource professionals from the region and Tanzania is among the beneficiaries.

According to MKU Head of Delegation, Prof. Peter Wanderi, the University will use the forum to reach out to more Tanzanians seeking to pursue quality higher education at MKU.

This according to Wanderi follows the signing of an agreement between Kenya and Tanzania to eliminate the barriers hindering the smooth flow of trade and people between the two neighboring nations.

“MKU has trained many Tanzanians in the fields of science and technology, social sciences, education as well as business. The Dar fair offers MKU alumni now employed in public and private organizations and the self-employed, the opportunity to interact with their alma mater right in their own country,” Wanderi said.

He said the event will be an ideal forum for the University staff to meet its alumni and to showcase to prospective students the programs the University offers.

“Driven by our vision, to be a global hub of excellence in Education, Research and Innovation, we are committed to offering quality training,” the don said.

He said going forward the University will continue to play a big part in weaving the human resource capacity development dream of Tanzania, the African continent and even beyond.

Prof. Wanderi added that the University plans to set up a liaison office in Dar- es- Salaam which will assist prospective students to join physical MKU campuses in Kenya and MKU Rwanda and those who wish to study online through the Open, Distance and electronic learning.

In May 2017 Heads of East African States declared the transformation of the East African Community, or EAC, into a Common Higher Education Area, this meant recognition of academic certificates and transfer of credits from higher education institutions across the five East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.

By Grace Naishoo

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