Three gifted but needy students from the School of Nursing have gotten a reprieve in their studies following a full year tuition payment by MENEMU Scholarship Fund. The students will also be eligible to apply for further sponsorship by the Fund in subsequent academic years.
Speaking during the award of the scholarships Wednesday April 26, 2017 the Fund’s founder, Dr. Dr. Jonas Nguh said the initiative aims to give a hand to the society’s economically deprived who have shown exemplary academic potential.
Dr. Nguh who is a global health scholar and practitioner and don at the Walden University, USA, also spent time with students and faculty at the School of Nursing where he shared his experiences and international perspectives on the subjects of nursing and public health.
He also held lectures where he inducted students on career development, scholarship opportunities and obtaining Nursing licensure in the USA.
For Dorcas Wangari, a nursing sophomore who received the funding, the gesture could not have come at a better time. She was at the verge of giving up on her childhood dream to be a nurse; having told her colleagues about the fee balance that kept burgeoning.
“When I succeed in my career. I hope to give back to the society too,” averred Dorcas, who was inspired to study nursing by challenges she noticed in her village hospitals.
Nancy Gladlyn Mukolwe, a first year Nursing student who received the funding said it was a major boost in her resolve to become a nurse researcher after completing her studies.
“I hope to pursue my postgraduate studies in Nursing and become a change agent,” Nany said.
Another beneficiary, Rodgers Mokumi thanked Dr. Nguh for the gesture that he said would facilitate his concentration in his studies. He termed Dr. Nguh who is a Nurse Consultant with World Health Organization as a mentor whose personal story had inspired him and other students.
The Principal College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Prof. David Mulati who represented the Vice Chancellor at the function thanked Dr. Nguh for the gesture and urged beneficiaries to reciprocate by excelling in their studies.
The award ceremony was also attended by Dean, School of Medicine, Dr. Reuben Thuo and Dean School of Nursing, Dr. Drusilla Makworo, and Dean, School of Pharmacy, Dr. Jocelyn Kamau among others.