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UoN and Barclays Bank discuss partnership

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, presents a gift to the Corporate Banking Director, Mr. James Agin.

The University of Nairobi and a team from Barclays Bank of Kenya engaged in a discussion on partnership with focus on ways to improve student and staff financial needs.

Speaking on behalf of the University team, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, noted that it is time the University and Barclays further the partnership between the two organizations.

“The University is at a place it must change, the paradigm for change is necessary. We need to engage friends to understand our agenda into the future. We need partners to enhance student experience in campus,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

Among other areas discussed include credit facilities to staff at reduced rates, asset financing, private public partnerships to help in the construction of teaching and learning facilities, student internships and philanthropic activities by the bank.

The bank’s Corporate Banking Director, Mr. James Agin, noted the bank aspires to give their customers excellent service while supporting their aspirations. He thanked the University for choosing to work with the bank in serving its stakeholders.

Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs noted that students need internships to help them gain work experience upon graduation. He requested the bank to consider offering internships to the University of Nairobi student community given that the bank has a large branch network.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Henry Mutoro, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Mr. Michael Karue, Finance Officer, Ms. Rebecca Ngondo, Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Peter Igiria, Chief Internal Auditor, Mr. Johnson Kinyua, University of Nairobi Alumni Association, Mr. John Kenduiwo, Managing Director, University of Nairobi Enterprises, among others.

March, 13, 2015

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