NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A group of 169 Kenyan students who have received
Chinese scholarships are set to depart to different cities and
universities across the Asian nation to further their studies,
an envoy said on Wednesday.
Sun Baohong, Chinese
Ambassador in Kenya, said China has become one of the most
favorable destinations for Kenyan students.
“I am very delighted
to join you as you prepare to travel to China and also extend my
warm congratulations to you for receiving this year’s
scholarships. You are full of vigor and vitality, are in the
bloom of life and our hope is placed on you,” she said.
Sun said since the
Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)
held in 2015, China has provided over 67,000 training
opportunities for Kenyan personnel from different sectors.
She noted that since
1982, the Chinese government has been offering scholarships to
Kenyan students every year and until now, over 1,000 Kenyan
students have obtained the scholarships.
“More than 2,400
Kenyan students are now studying in China. This year, 69 Kenyan
students have received Chinese government Scholarship whereas
100 students got scholarships from various Chinese companies,”
the ambassador said.
NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Tabby Mungai, the director of Student Affairs of the
Ministry of Education, delivers a speech at 2018 farewell
reception for the Chinese Government scholarship Kenyan
students in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 22, 2018. A group of
Kenyan students who have received Chinese scholarships are
set to depart to different cities and universities across
the Asian nation to further their studies, an envoy said
XINHUA PHOTO: LI YAN
She told the
students, who will go to different cities and universities in
China to pursue bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in
different majors, to be good ambassadors for their country and
perform prominently in their respective careers and return home
to become the backbone of the country’s development.
Sun told the
students to abide by the laws of China as well as rules and
regulations in their universities, study hard and live up to
what their parents and their country expect of them.
Tabby Mungai, the
director of Student Affairs of the Ministry of Education, said
the scholarships will go a long way in deepening the strong
bonds of friendship and long-standing trade ties, adding that
Chinese firms are also transferring valuable skills to Kenyans
with the aim of building a pool to drive the country forward.
Amos Musyoki, who is
proceeding to a pursue a doctorate degree course at China
Agricultural University and who spoke on behalf of other
students, said they will be good ambassadors who will be ready
to learn from their Chinese counterparts.