USIU-Africa's Registrar Office Hosts International Students Sensitization Drive
By Daisy Atino
On Thursday, October 5, 2023, the Registrar’s Office organized an International Student Sensitization Drive at the SHSS Rooftop from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The event's purpose was to foster understanding, bridge cultures, and create a safe and inclusive environment for international students in Kenya.
Dr. Ruth Mwai, University Registrar, kicked off the proceedings with a warm welcome, setting the tone for an informative and engaging day.
A key focus of the event was to highlight the importance of proper documentation for international students. Representatives from various government agencies provided valuable insights. Dr. Gabriel Lubale from the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya explained the application process for student passes, visa extensions, and alien card registration, emphasizing the need for international students to adhere to these regulations.
Regina Sururu from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) office in Kasarani shed light on Kenyan laws, expectations, and the consequences that foreign students might face if they fail to comply with them. Her presentation also focused on sensitizing the students about some of the common challenges they are likely to face and how to overcome them.
In addition to informative sessions, the event included a consultative Q&A segment, allowing students to seek clarification on various topics related to immigration and legal compliance. This interactive session promoted engagement and ensured that students left with a clearer understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities, as well as the laws and expectations within Kenya.
The event ended with refreshments and a networking session, enabling students to connect and build a sense of community.