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University of Nairobi students benefit from Chinese Ambassador Scholarships.

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Chinese Ambassador H. E. Wu Peng presents a cheque donation of 1.5 million shillings

It was a day to remember as 19 bright and needy students from University of Nairobi received a cheque donation of Kshs. 1.5 million from the Chinese Embassy.

In a ceremony organized at the Chinese Embassy on August 27, 2019, some other 182 students from various Kenyan universities were awarded scholarships from the Chinese Embassy.

H.E. Wu Peng, the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, congratulated the students on receiving the scholarships.

“Learn profoundly, practice sincerely, I hope you become ambassadors of friendship”, he said. At the same event, the Chinese Ambassador was bidding farewell to 182 Kenyans who were destined to study in China for their respective degree programs ranging from bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.

“Adapt quickly to the new environment, learn Chinese language and make friends”, he told the students. Always be in constant pursuit of knowledge. Add more degrees. Respect the laws of China. Obey the culture. Gain knowledge, come back and help us build Kenya,” he said.

The Ambassador observed that China has made significant contributions to development of the countries around the globe through the Belt and Road project. To date, Chinese are leading in the construction of various flagship infrastructural projects like the Standard Gauge Railway, Northern Connector Tunnel among others. To those travelling to Beijing, the Ambassador urged them to pursue close working relationship with the Chinese nationals.

Students were challenged to come back upon completion of their studies and create jobs.  The Chinese Ambassador Scholarship has been running for the last 6 years and have been given to bright and needy students to help them pursue their studies.

Also present during the event was the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ababu Namwamba.