Admissions office conducts virtual tour and career talks for prospective students
By John Sande
On Saturday, 20 March, 2021, the Admissions Office participated in a virtual university fair conducted via Airmeet and hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Turi based Molo, Kenya. St. Andrew's School is an international, Christian, co-educational boarding school, offering the British national academic curriculum under Cambridge and Pearson examining bodies to students aged 4 – 18.
The fair which attracted many universities from across the world but mainly from the United Kingdom had presenters talk about scholarships in the UK, UK student visa, Work Integrated Learning and Co-op in Canada, Engineering, among others.
Also, in attendance were parents, teachers and a few other students from schools around Africa, including Maru-a Pula School and Livingstone Kolobeng College in Botswana, St. Mary’s School in South Africa as well as the International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
The Admissions Office was able to engage with prospective students who visited the university booth during the 3-hour virtual fair to discuss about programs offered at USIU-Africa.
In another session held on Thursday, March 25, the Admissions Office hosted a virtual tour and career talk via Zoom to prospective international students and their parents from Bingwa Homeschool Group.
Bingwa Homeschool Group comprises of parents who have chosen to work and walk together by sharing information about higher education as they homeschool their children, and prepare them for university education.
The 15 participants were eager to get information on programs such as Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Cinematography, and Engineering, and those offered at USIU-Africa, admission criteria for international students, career options, scholarships, and internships, among many others.
The Admissions Office took the groups through a virtual tour of the university, made presentations on the admission requirements to join the various programs offered, and responded to the numerous questions asked by the prospective parents and students on admissions criteria, career options, scholarships, internships, among many others.
During the session, the participants were able to find out more about the partnership between Mastercard Foundation and USIU-Africa that will enable high-performing students faced with financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints receive quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.