VISIT TO ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY IN ABERDEEN, UK

The Education Counsellor Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu visited Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen on 1st November 2017.  The University is a renowned leader in Oil and Gas teaching, training, innovation and research.

She held a meeting with the Director of the Oil and Gas Institute, Professor Paul and Sarah Hillyear, Head of Business Development. They discussed how RGU can support and advice the Government on the number and type of skilled people that will be required to meet the demand of new and developing Oil and Gas sector in Kenya. This is a huge opportunity in relation to the capacity building that Robert Gordon University is Keen to explore.

The Education Counsellor also discussed Partnerships that Universities in Kenya can have with RGU in supporting the Education infrastructure in strategically planning for acquisition of skills required in the energy sector to enhance the sustainability of growth and development in the sector. Mrs. Kamwilu also visited the University’s state of art drilling simulator. RGU trains many countries on drilling and Prof Phil expressed his willingness to engage with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and explore areas of partnership.

She also held a meeting the Kenyan Students in Aberdeen. She encouraged them to keep the focus and work with their lecturer to ensure that they get work experience within their time of the study. The Education Attaché informed that the students were happy in the University and doing very well hoping to complete their studies and return to Kenya to participate in transforming the country in their various areas of study. She encouraged them to keep the focus and work with their lecturer to ensure that they get work experience within their time of study.