On 25th October 2018, the Education Attache` Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu visited Kenyan students at the University of Leeds. She was welcomed by Mr. Stuart Hodgson of the International students’ office and thereafter, held a meeting with Kenya students studying at the University. The University has about 42 Kenyan students.
The Education Attaché encouraged students to seize the opportunity given to them to lay a strong foundation for their careers and life. She emphasized on the need to keep their ambitions, dreams, and enthusiasm alive as well as not to succumb to the pressure the environment exerts on them but to keep their focus and make excellence their Mantra.
Mrs. Kamwilu reminded them of the extremely high expectations placed on them by their guardians. She further encouraged the students to develop their soft skills that have become very key in employability and reiterated the need to register with the High Commission in London as stipulated in the passport.
On the Big Four Agenda, the Education Attache` challenged the students to come up with projects that are geared towards the achievement of the Big Four. She noted that each Kenyan has a part to play in building the nation in whichever area of one’s specialization.
The students were very receptive and discussed freely on areas they can support one another by getting to know every Kenyan in the University and where they stay. They agreed to work with the International Students Office in the University during the admission of new students in order to welcome them. They were very keen on how they could work together to come up with joint projects as well as on connecting with each other even after they have completed their studies.
Students had questions on the acquisition of the e-passports and also requested for more interaction with the Mission. The Education Attache` urged them to keep checking the Mission website on information from the Immigration Department. She affirmed the Ministry of Education’s commitment to support them through the London Mission.