The Education attaché Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu accompanied by financial Attaché Mr. Kennedy Bosire, visited the Kenyan student at the University of Salford in Manchester.
The University of Salford was started in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.The Education attaché attended the ceremony held on 3rd April 2017 in London. During the visit, a brief tour of the MediaCity UK campus, the science laboratories and the faculty of Engineering was conducted by Nick, Gareth, and Professor Sheila Pankhurst.
There was a fruitful meeting attended by the Vice Chancellor International, Jo Purves and Senior members of staff from across the University, both academic and professional services with interest in or have connections in Kenya.
The university staff expressed their desire to work together with the Kenyan Universities especially in the area of Research. It was agreed that it would be good for Principals of High schools in Kenya to visit the University so that they can advise the students on choosing the University to further their studies. A visit of potential student was also most welcomed by the University staff.
The Education attaché later met with the Kenyan Students in the University who incidentally were also meeting for the first time. She challenged them to work hard and take advantage of being in a great University so as to gain a competitive edge as they graduate and go back to the job market in Kenya.
It was agreed that the students should form a Kenyan Students Society / Association that would be a support group away from home and that will also be used to induct those that join the University from our country. The students had so much to share with one another, and it was time well spent.
The Education attaché wished them well and promised to keep in touch and welcomed the students to the Kenya High Commission in London.