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EXHIBITION BY KENYAN UNIVERSITIES OPENS IN MOMBASA


The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Julius Nyabundi at the Maseno University stand during 14th CUE Exhibition in Mombasa.

 

The 14th Exhibition by Kenyan Universities was officially opened on Thursday 17th March 2016 at the Flamingo Beach Resort in Mombasa.

Maseno University is among the over 50 universities participating in the exhibition. The exhibition whose theme is ‘Celebrating University Expansion through Diversity and Integration runs from 17th- 19th March 2016.

The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Julius Nyabundi congratulated Maseno University for participating in the exhibition and displaying high quality exhibit. However, he challenged the exhibitors to be more innovative in future in order to attract more visitors to Maseno University stand.

The opening ceremony was presided over by the County Executive of Education, Mombasa County Hon Tendai Lewa Mtana who said that the cost of higher education has become expensive hence locking many students from poor background from accessing University education. He asked universities to consider making the fees affordable to the poor in order to enhance access to university education. He added that Mombasa County government supports university education. This can be testified by the establishment of Elimu Fund to support scholarship for needy students.


The County Executive of Education, Mombasa County Hon. Tendai Lewa Mtana addressing participants during the official opening the 14th CUE Exhibition in Mombasa.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiangi, said that development of the country is depended on the quality of human recourses produced by universities. In a speech read on his behalf by the Chairman of Commission for University Education (CUE), Prof. Henry Thairu, Dr. Matiangi called upon CUE to make sure there is rquality education in higher learning institutions by setting standards. He emphasized that university programs should be tune d to the realities of the society.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Partnership, Research and Innovations, Prof. Joseph Chacha (Second right); DVC, Academic and Student Affairs Prof. Mary Kipsat (back right) and other participants during the official opening of the 14th CUE Exhibition in Mombasa.

 

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