By Sandra Birungi
A university in Malaysia has lent a hand to aid Kenyan bright students to further their studies by setting up a First Lady of Kenya Scholarship.
Binary University of Management and Entrepreneurship of Malaysia set up the Binary-First Lady of Kenya Scholarship Fund to help bright Kenyan students to pursue postgraduate courses.
As part of Kenya and Malaysia initiatives, the Scholarship Fund is to help in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries while opening more educational opportunities for the Kenyan youth at the same time.
The establishment of the fund was announced by Kenya’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr. Samori Okwiya during a meeting with the First Lady Margret Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on Tuesday. He revealed that the scholarship meant to last for three years will help ten Kenyan students every year by providing full scholarships in Malaysia’s higher education institutions.
Among other things, the scholarships include six masters and four PHDs every year and covers full tuition, registration and examination fees all amounting to USD 345,000.
The First Lady, Margaret Wanjiru Kenyatta thanked Malaysia for establishing the Fund to benefit Kenyans adding that it was not only an honor to her but also a great opportunity for the bright Kenyan students.