9th March 2019, the Kenya High Commission, London in collaboration
with the Ministry of Education and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) held a
very successful third Kenyan Students Conference in Nottingham Trent University.
This year’s conference theme was “Empowering Youth – Transforming Kenya”.
The event was graced by senior officials from the Government of Kenya led by Amb. (Dr.) Amina C. Mohamed EGH, CAV, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage and immediate former Cabinet Secretary for Education; H.E. Manoah Esipisu, MBS, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom; Hon. Amos Kimunya, Vice Chairperson of the Education and Research Committee of the National Assembly of Kenya, Vice Chancellors from Kenyan Universities, the Education Attaché, Mrs Dorothy Kamwilu and staff of the High Commission. Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences from Nottingham Trent University and other senior officials from the university as well as Kenyan Professionals and Academics based in the United Kingdom were in attendance.
More than 400 Kenyan students attended the function that aimed at supporting students in an “After University” strategy and to engage students in discussion on employment, self-employment, and transitioning into the workplace both in Kenya and the UK. It provided the students with an opportunity to network, ask questions, and interact with senior Government officials, academics and industry professionals as well as hear real-life experiences from alumni and peers. Further, students were equipped with principles vital in transforming Kenya. They were inspired and urged to use the knowledge they have acquired for the realization of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big ‘The Big Four’ agenda.
student conference was preceded by a meeting between Vice
Chancellors from Kenya and the UK that was held on 8th March