MKU sends first cohort of nursing apprentices to Germany

President William Ruto with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at State House, Nairobi last year. Photo: courtesy

Mount Kenya University  has announced that the first cohort of nursing students will be traveling to  Germany today to undertake internships at the country’s partner hospitals.

The cohort comprising five nursing apprentices including Gekonge Mogambi, Aisha Wacuka, Hellen Okwaro, Bonciana Chepkorir and Teresia Muthoni, were presented with documentations and air tickets which were funded by Caritas Hospital, one of the partner institution in Germany.

“The beneficiaries of the project have received full sponsorship from German-accredited partner hospitals with work permits, visa, work contracts and air-tickets to commence their paid apprenticeship,” MKU announced on its official media.

The pilot cohort successfully excelled in German language by attaining B2 of the proficiency level as well as completed preparatory course.

The university signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany University that will see its graduates access training and employment opportunities in the European country.

The programme which targets to prepare and send 5000 students to Germany is in line with the President William Ruto and Olaf Scholz, the Germany Chancellor agreement to offer Kenyans 250,000 job opportunities in the European Country, an agreement which happened in May 2023 during the Chancellors visit to Kenya.

“As a training institution, it is upon us to support the President’s initiative and quest to increase opportunities of Kenyans abroad by actualizing the endeavours,” MKU vice-chancellor said.

MKU has also similar partnership with Lebenshifle Tirol of Austria, which also enable nursing graduates from the Kenyan universities to work in Austria. The University expect its 60 nursing graduates travel to Austria.

By Brian Ndigo

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