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H.E. Liu Xianfa, the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya and Prof. Peter Mbithi, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, congratulate a student upon receipt of the scholarship.

The Chinese Embassy through the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Programme has awarded 20 scholarships to bright but needy University of Nairobi students.

The scholarships were presented to the students by the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Liu Xianfa in a ceremony held at the University on December 1, 2017.

H.E. Xianfa, congratulated the students and urged them to focus on their university education.

“The Chinese President Xi Jinping once said that a nation will prosper only when its young people thrive. A country will be full of hope and have a great tomorrow only when its younger generation has ideals, ability and a strong sense of responsibility,” said the Ambassador. “Whenever I visit Kenyan schools and universities, I see young Kenyans are working hard for a brighter future. Study and research require not just painstaking efforts but also a clear target. I think the Vision 2030 has made blueprint for industrialization and modernization of Kenya. To achieve these objectives, engineering and technology need to be given priority when young people acquire basic and indispensable knowledge. In this regard, the Chinese Embassy will continue to offer strong support to the educational institutions of Kenya and help young Kenyans pursue their dreams.”

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Peter Mbithi, thanked the Ambassador for once again supporting the students through scholarships.

“We appreciate this noble initiative. We note with delight that since 2013, the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Fund has supported over 98 students to the tune of over Kshs.10 million,” said Prof. Mbithi. “The University will ensure that all projects and programmes supported by the Chinese government are implemented successfully.”

According to the Special Students Advisor, Prof.  Godfrey Muriuki, the students, drawn from various disciplines, were identified as genuine needy students selected after due verification of family backgrounds to ascertain their neediness. 

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