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A group of students from the University of South Alabama (UoSA) USA, visited and interacted with fellow students and faculty at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

The students had an opportunity to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, UoN.

The students, whose area of study is nursing, were hosted at the College of Health Sciences from December 13-15, 2017. The visit is part of the collaboration agreement signed in 2016 between the two universities.

“We are glad to have this group of students here with us,” said Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Nairobi. “In most of the partnership agreements we sign with other universities, the component of student and faculty exchange and visitation opportunities are quite common. At times, this does not happen due to various reasons, but today, we are glad to see at least a visitation opportunity take place.”

Prof. Mutoro was speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.

Leading the University of South Alabama team was Prof. Misty Guy and Dr. Sylvia Waweru, who both thanked the University of Nairobi for hosting the students.

 “We are working on implementing the tenets of the memorandum of understanding between the University of Nairobi and University of South Alabama,” said Prof. James Machoki, Director, University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID). “University of South Alabama had more than the required ingredients for the University of Nairobi to include it as an international USA-based collaborator and partner.”

According to Prof. Machoki, the two universities will implement collaborative interdisciplinary research, student and faculty exchange and staff development programmes, among others.

Prof. Fredrick Were, Principal, College of Health Sciences, said that the college is committed to implementing the issues agreed upon and realize impactful outputs.

Present at the meeting was Prof. William Ogara, Director, Centre for International Programmes and Linkages, Dr. Miriam Wagoro, Director, School of Nursing and Mr. John Orindi, Director, Corporate Affairs.

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