Scholarship Beneficiaries get Oriented

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46 beneficiaries of the St. Elizabeth scholarship program were on 9th February 2016 taken through an orientation of the university.

The 46 were selected by a team of St. Elizabeth lecturers and officials in collaboration with a team of members of staff from the Registrar’s Office in CUEA. The orientation took place at the Jubilee Auditorium. The new students are began their classes on 10th February 2016.

Speaking during the orientation, the DVC Admin and Finance Prof. Pius Male encouraged the new students to remain focused, read and abide by the school’s regulations and utilize the available resources in the university especially the library.

Also present at the ceremony was the Dean of Students, Dr. George Ndemo who urged the students to volunteer in the activities in the school, be part of the student’s association and make use of the available committees; the academic affairs committee, social welfare committee and the publicity committee.

The university Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Charles Kyallo urged the students to have a connection with God by attending the masses held in the university and to constantly read the word of God.

The scholarship program has been in Kenya for 14 years and has admitted 190 students in the country. It targets bright children from poor families who cannot afford to pay their school fees and aims to eradicate the poverty levels, ignorance and crime among young people.

A formal partnership between The St. Elizabeth University of Health Sciences and Social Work and CUEA was signed in 2012. The students are offered a full tuition support by the Slovak Government through the Slovakia Embassy in Kenya which is channeled through St. Elizabeth University. CUEA provides the basic learning infrastructure facilities like the lecture rooms, library services, computer labs, sports facilities and students’ welfare activities.