Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation admitted her 9th cohort of 120 students from 41 African Countries, April 4, 2022. This year’s admission saw an increase in the number of students with 85 of them pursuing Masters studies while 35 are enrolled in PhD studies.
The students will pursue post-graduate studies in various fields of science, technology and innovation including mathematics, molecular biology and biotechnology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Welcoming the students to the country, Deputy Director In-charge of University Education, Mr. James Kiburi said the growth of students was a testimony of the quality of education being offered in the institution.
He encouraged the students to leverage on the opportunity presented to them saying PAU students were the change agents of the continent
“As envisioned by the African Union and its leaders, Pan African University is one of the vehicles in ensuring that Africa achieves the objectives of Agenda 2063,” said Mr. Kiburi adding that the government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education will continue offering PAUSTI the requisite support.
While congratulating the students for securing their scholarship at PAUSTI, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi said “With your admission, you have indeed become critical building blocks in the enviable narrative of the Pan African University; an embodiment of the collective aspirations of the African people through the African Union; as captured in the Africa Agenda 2063.”
Guaranteeing PAUSTI of JKUAT’s continued support, Prof. Ngumi in a speech read by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance, Prof. Bernard Ikua said JKUAT has provided a pool of highly trained faculty who brings on board diverse knowledge and networks; all of which are critical to the students’ academic and research success.
On his part, PAUSTI Director, Prof. Gabriel Magoma urged the new students to maintain the academic and research quality of their predecessors upon graduation.
“I will be glad to see that you have maintained or even surpassed the quality of those who came before you. You are top-class students evidenced by the award of scholarships. I implore you to live up to our motto of nurturing quality and exemplifying excellence in your academic activities,” said Prof. Magoma.
The Pan African University (PAU) is a flagship project of the African Union that aims to harness higher education, scientific and technological research to drive the continent’s economic development, social integration and global competitiveness.