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Varsity and Chinese Embassy discuss strengthening of partnership

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In a meeting between the two, it was discussed and agreed that the two institutions will explore different areas of cooperation. Among the areas deliberated upon include establishing relationships and collaborations between UoN and Chinese universities and revising the Chinese Ambassador’s scholarships to UoN students.

While welcoming the initiative, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, noted that collaboration with some Chinese institutes has seen to the exchange of students and staff, culture, technologies and innovations. In addition, as part of the partnership between the Government of Kenya and that of the People’s Republic of China, the first Confucius Institute in Kenya was set up in UoN ten years ago. Prof. Mbithi said that the University is keen on entering into partnerships with outcomes that will benefit stakeholders.

Speaking during the meeting, the Consular, Chinese Embassy, Mr. Yao Ming, said that the Embassy will continue to support higher education in the Country and in particular, the University of Nairobi while exploring different areas of cooperation.

Present during the meeting was Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Enos Njeru, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Peter Wasamba, Chairman, Department of Linguistics and Languages, Prof. Kithaka Wamberia and Director, Confucius Institute, Guo Hong.

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