- The Scholarship program is set to start in August this year
- The scholarship also has the component of business entrepreneurship, exchange visits for both lecturers and students, research in some of the key areas
- Kesmonds International University has branches in Somalia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
Arua- Needy students who performed well but could not continue with their studies may be fortunate now after Kesmonds International University in the United States of America has partnered to offer scholarship for them at Nile University in Arua.
Some of the students have had their progress to the University thwarted after their parents could not afford to pay Tuition fees, accommodation, meals and meet other requirements. This has led to some of them failing to join institutions and opt to stay at homes.
Now, the announcement of the scholarship, has offers hope for the students. On Thursday, the University Secretary, Fr Nakari Adiga said the partnership with Kesmonds would enable the needy students who have excelled to continue with their studies.
“Besides the scholarships, we do not want to produce students who will only be sitting in office with their neck ties. We need students who can engage in entrepreneurship and be job creators and not seekers.”
Nile University has over 250 students and 3o lecturers. The partnership that will take about a decade, will also enable the University to grow in terms of human resource as Lecturers from Kesmonds International University would be coming to Nile University.
Spokesperson Board of Directors for Kesmonds International University, Dr Atanga Funwie and Ms Pauline Wanjiru, the Director of the University in East Africa. Photo by Felix.
But apart from the scholarships, Kesmonds is also engaged in ensuring that the community engages in economic activities like agriculture, hotel bookings, global mobile money.
The Spokesperson Board of Director for Kesmonds International University, Dr Atanga Funwie, said the focus is to train people who with skills who can create jobs. He said the opportunity will also be for the Lecturers to upgrade in their career and upgrade their standards.
“Education is an important tool for a great country. We have exclusive partnership with Nile University with a focus on promoting education in this country. People have been having challenges of resources and lacked jobs because of the teaching methods of education they have been receiving,”
Ms Pauline Wanjiru, the Director for Kesmonds International University in East Africa, said: “We have a collaboration with pay pall where we transfer money. We discuss on job opportunities for people through digital newspapers. We want to help people who have finished high school and are trained.”
She said some of the youths can also be engaged in web designing that can be translated into economic activity to earn a living. On Wednesday, Kesmonds International University officials also held a public lecture at Nile University campus at Ombaci where over 70 people attended. This also offered an opportunity for the students and the local community on career guidance.