Embu varsity students to gain from exchange programme with German bureau

University of Embu acting Chancellor Dr Kennedy Okong'o awards the best overall student Oside Nessy during the graduation. Looking on is the VC Prof. Daniel Mugendi.

Students and lecturers from the University of Embu are set to benefit from scholarships in some of the most advanced universities abroad after signing an exchange package with a German bureau.

This followed a visit by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) director Beate Schindler-Kovots and her team to explore areas of mutual interest and collaboration, and also to discuss sponsorship and funding programmes offered by DAAD.

Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Daniel Mugendi signed the agreement on the part of the varsity and said the collaboration should be strengthened.

Professors Mugendi challenged students, lecturers and other staff to strive to get scholarships and research funding, saying their availability should never be underestimated given that DAAD promotes some of the most unique and lucrative international exchange of students and scientists.

He assured the director that elaborate programmes will be set at the university to ensure the interactions were easy and successful, while also seeking the support of the Government of Kenya (GoK) to ease exchanges.

“We are also keen to ensure success in our engagements while we look forward to more engagements and greater collaborations with DAAD for the benefit of students, scientists and research in general,” he added.

DAAD’s director offered details on the organizations’ funding opportunities for research and scholarships while emphasizing that Germany remains one of the most ideal destinations for study and research.

By Robert Nyagah

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