UNIVERSITY SETS CAMP IN THE EASTERN REGION
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By Bernard Njuguna, April 8, 2016

Universities have been challenged to come up with tailor made programmes that addresses the unique needs of counties as part of their contribution towards the successful implementation of the Devolved government.  This was said by the Meru County Governor, Peter Munya, in remarks made on his behalf by the County Education officer, Mr. Joseph Kinyua during the University of Nairobi Education Road show taking place in Meru town from April 7-9, 2016.

 Speaking during the event taking place at the Kenya Commercial Bank Grounds, Munya lauded the University of Nairobi for choosing Meru County as its destination in marketing its courses.  He assured the University of Nairobi of his county government’s support as it brings education closer to the people.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Peter Mbithi, speaking through his representative, Mr. Bernard Njuguna, Registrar, Planning assured the residents of Meru that the university was committed to providing quality education at afford rate. He noted that in the last five years since establishing an Extra Mural centre in the Meru, a total of three other regional centres, Isiolo, Embu and Marsabit have been opened offering various university programmes.  He said that the university has adopted new and exciting modes of programme delivery to suit the unique needs of its clients. This he said was in line with the university’s strategic objective of accessing university education up to grassroots.

The three day Education Road show is organized by the Centre for Self Sponsored Programmes and is taking place simultaneously in three counties countrywide i.e. Meru,  Kisii and Uasin Gishu.  Many students, parents and guardians participated at the Meru Road show and were happy to have their applications processed on the spot through the newly launched Online Application Module.

The Meru Exhibition Coordinator, Dr. Boniface Wambua said that the Road Shows were a curtain raiser for the forthcoming University of Nairobi Open Day to be held later in the month.

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