The Admissions Department pays a visit to St. Georges Girls Secondary School
By Diana Meso
Last week, representatives from the Admissions Department led by the Chief Admissions Manager Dr. George Lumbasi visited the St. George’s Girls Secondary School in Nairobi to encourage, advice and create awareness on the various Undergraduate degree programs and scholarships offered at the university.
The team met with 400 Form 3 students who are set to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams early next year. Dr. Lumbasi gave a brief history of the successful long standing relationship the university has had with the high school, pointing out that many students have been admitted to the university and some have already graduated. He went on to explain the various scholarships offered at USIU-Africa and what it took for one to qualify for any of them.
Dr. Lumbasi also gave a brief background of USIU-Africa and explained to the students why USIU-Africa programs are the most sought after in private universities, noting the holistic experience provided by USIU-Africa, which focuses both on academic and personal growth in such areas of student life as sports, and student club activities. He urged the students to continue working hard in their studies in order to be eligible to join USIU-Africa.
Mr. Samuel Irungu, an Admissions Officer who was also present at the event, expounded on the minimum entry requirements for every undergraduate program, the application process, the deadlines for every semester and the exciting careers there after the students can engage in.
Ms. Linet Aguko, the Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program gave insights into the scholarships, taking the students through the key things to consider for them to be successful in the application to the program, what the scholarship covers and the benefits of being a scholar of the program. Ms. Aguko went on to elaborate how important the scholarship is, since it is only offered in partnership with one university in Kenya, USIU-Africa.
Also present at the event was Mrs. Regina Gacheru (Form 3 Coordinator) and Mr. Julius Ng’ang’a (Teacher, also in charge of sports) from St. George’s Girls Secondary School as well as Ms. Faith Mugambi (Program Officer, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program).