Over 200 participants across the globe attend the USIU-Africa Education Day webinar
By Diana Meso
Recently, the Admissions Department held an online webinar dubbed the USIU-Africa Education Day that attracted over 200 participants from various schools and organizations across the globe.
The event was aimed at marketing USIU-Africa programs and facilities, providing more information on financial aid programs available with a special focus on the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, as well as creating a platform where participants can interact one on one with members of the Admissions department.
Dr. George Lumbasi, Chief Admissions Manager welcomed all the participants to the forum and mentioned that even with the current COVID-19 situation globally, USIU-Africa is still at the forefront of providing world-class international education. This was echoed by Mr. Samuel Irungu, who gave a comprehensive presentation on USIU-Africa, elaborating on the state-of-the-art facilities that students enjoy, the various co-curricular activities students can engage in, and the endless opportunities available at the university.
Ms. Faith Mugambi, a Program Officer in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program talked about the Program, detailing the eligibility criteria and the application deadline for the next intake. She further elaborated on the costs covered by the scholarship explaining that students receive a monthly stipend to facilitate their day-to-day needs.
Two beneficiaries of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program; Ms. Catherine Nafula, who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Ms. Exode Malengani, who is undertaking a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration, shared their experience and lauded the university for having world-class facilities and services. They also encouraged participants to work hard to qualify for the scholarship terming it as a life-changing opportunity.
The Admission department has so far organized several virtual and physical career days targeting specific groups. The department further plans to hold more this year to market and create awareness about the university and boost enrollment numbers.