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UoN students awarded Mitsubishi Scholarships

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The students, Mitsubishi Corporation and University of Nairobi fraternity share a photo moment.

The Mitsubishi Corporation has awarded 15 University of Nairobi students scholarships through its annual Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarships Programme.

The selected students, drawn from the from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies as well as the School of Biological Sciences (BSc degree in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management), come from needy backgrounds and have recorded excellent performance in their respective courses.

While officiating the award ceremony on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-  Chancellor, Student Affairs, thanked Mitsubishi Corporation for the continuous support the company has extended to the University. This has been possible following the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mitsubishi and the University. This is the fourth batch of scholarships, which has so far benefited 27 needy and bright UoN students. The MoU has been expanded to include other joint activities such as tree planting.

In his remarks, Mr. Masatoshi Wada, General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nairobi Liaison Office, said that the company was committed to supporting brilliant students and hoped that the scholarships would contribute to the realization of the students’ dreams and future endeavors. Mr. Wada commended the University for its remarkable achievements in research and education.

Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Preston Chitere, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Peter Wasamba, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dr. Samuel Owuor, Chairman, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies are among those who spoke during the award ceremony.