JKUAT students get Mitsubishi scholarships

Ms.Yamawaki (second L) and Prof Ngumi display the signed MoU between JKUAT and Mitsubishi Corporation witnessed by Prof. Kinyua (right) and Ms. Kibebe

Fifteen (15) students from the School of Business at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have received funding from Mitsubishi Corporation to support their academic studies.

The students who are pursuing Bachelor of Commerce degrees at different levels, have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement. The beneficiaries, now put behind financial worries that could have negatively impacted their studies.

Speaking at JKUAT on Tuesday, December 6, Mitsubishi Corporation’s Manager in charge of Coordination and Business Development, Ibuki Yamawaki, said her company was keen to support financially needy but academically gifted students to enable such students realise their dreams.

During her visit, Ms Yamawaki presented scholarship award certificates to JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi. Ms Yamawaki added that JKUAT students had proven quite innovative and industrious, making the University a good partner in the field of training and research.

The Vice Chancellor thanked Mitsubishi Corporation for the philanthropic gesture which she noted, had cleared a major pathway for the beneficiaries to build strong foundations for their future careers.

Prof. Ngumi noted that JKUAT had many brilliant yet needy students who could benefit from scholarship schemes such as the one supported by the Japanese conglomerate. She added that the University had also rolled out internal mechanisms to ensure needy students are supported to complete their studies.

Mitsubishi Corporation and JKUAT have also signed a memorandum of understanding to expand and deepen cooperation in thematic areas of mutual interest. Ms Yamawaki noted that funding JKUAT students was one way of creating a strong pool of quality professionals that could be tapped by her company to support its operations.

Ms Yamawaki was accompanied to JKUAT by the Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility lead, Alice Kibebe. Accompanying the Vice Chancellor during the meeting were Deputy Vice Chancellors; Prof. Bernard Ikua, Prof. Robert Kinyua and Prof. Jackson Kwanza. Also present was Acting Registrar, Academic Affairs, Dr. Aggrey Wanyama.

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