BY ANDREW WALYAULA
Botswana high commissioner to Kenya His Excellency Mr. Gobopang Duke Lefhoko promised to send some of the students from Botswana to study at Laikipia University.
H.E Mr. Gobopang said this at Laikipia University where he was hosted to lecture the forth year media students on Introduction to Diplomacy (COM 471).
According to Mr. Gobopang, they offer free education from primary school up to tertiary institutions in Botswana and this gives a chance to all students to work hard to get scholarships outside the country.
He also admitted that Botswana is a great beneficiary of Kenyan education.
“There are a number of Botswana students who study in Kenya big courses including Medicine and Engineering.” He said.
The commissioner has been invited to laikipia university severally and found it wrthy to strengthen this relationship.
“ I have been here severally and I believe that bringing students from Botswana is the best way to strengthen this relationship,” he noted.
Laikipia University vice chancellor Prof. Rotich Kibett acquiescently agreed to the proposal by H.E Mr. Gobopang. Additionally, Prof. Rotich praised the quality of education offered at the institution and also thanked him for his unconditional love to the institution for ever accepting the invitation.
He also noted that the University is determined to expand by offering more programs.
The meeting was attended by the university’s top management among them the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Research and Students Affairs (ARSA), Pro. Wanjiku Chiuri, the Dean of school of Humanities and Development Studies (HDS), Prof. Khasandi, Dr. Chacha, Dr. Kirigia and Prof. Gutto.
The dignitaries who spoke complemented on the strong relationship between Botswana High Commissioner to Kenya and the university.
In the midst of the meeting, a swamp of desert locust was seen as vice chancellor guaranteed an opportunity for everyone to have a look. “As you can observe through the window, there are locusts. Let everyone observe for it will constitute to history.” Prof. Rotich said.
In his closing remarks the High Commissioner probed that over years they have strived to make Nairobi be London of Africa. He thereafter advised the congregation not to consume the seeds with the harvest.
After the lecture, the High Commissioner who was accompanied with his wife was gifted and later dinned with the students.
Students were also at verve of happiness to have an opportunity to meet the Botswana high commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Gobopang Duke Lefhoko. Being provided lunch with the institution made them feel proud and counted on the day to be successful.
The university is anticipating to host Cuba High Commissioner on March 18, 2020