8 November 2012

Kenya: MKU Plans to Open Campus in Somalia

MT Kenya University plans to put up a campus in Somalia, Chancellor Prof Victoria Wulsin has said.

She said the country, which is emerging from decades of civil war, needs to revive its education system to develop it human resources to enhance development. She said MKU wants to be part of the country's reconstruction process.

The recently elected Somalia president has formed a government to ensure the rebuilding of the country. The Kenya Defence Forces and Amisom troops drove out the al Shabaab militants, who had been holding the country at ransom and plundering its resources.

Wulsin said her university is committed to providing higher education to Somalis to enable them rebuild their tattered country. She was addressing the University's academic staff yesterday.

"Our university is committed to training the necessary human resource to rebuild Somalis, who will take charge of the rebuilding their country. This will inevitably propel growth to create wealth and employment to reduce terrorism," she said. "Somali need university for the country development."

MKU, one of the fastest growing universities in the region, has campuses in major towns in Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan. It is in the process of establishing campuses in Uganda and Tanzania. Currently, MKU has more than 20,000 students and is ISO certified.

The university is playing a significant role in rebuilding Rwanda which was also plagued by decades of civil strife where 1 million people were butchered during the Hutu and Tutsi massacre that shocked the world. The university holds its 4th graduation on Dec 7.It will be issued with ISO certificate during the occasion.

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