By Achilla Amimo.
The Management University of Africa (MUA) Chancellor, Dr Reuben Mutiso does not see the need to send students abroad saying there are many reputable universities and colleges in the country.
“If you look at it, there’s no reason why we should be airlifting students abroad when our universities are among the top in the world”, said Dr. Mutiso.
He said Kenya no longer needs to airlift young men and women to the West to pursue higher studies presently as there are many institutions of higher learning locally.
Dr. Mutiso lamented that majority of Kenyans prefer studying or sending their children abroad for higher education, yet universities locally offer quality education.
He spoke during the MUA fundraising dinner, dubbed Save a Dream at the institution recently.
“I urge all stakeholders to become part of building a strong endowment fund for this university to enable it grow and develop to a world class centre of excellence”, appealed Dr. Mutiso.
He urged Kenyans of good will to give bright and underprivileged students a chance to dream, build and give back to the society.
MUA Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Nicholas Letting appealed to corporates and individuals to contribute towards the kitty and help young, bright and talented Kenyans to pursue education.
A total of Sh14.9 million was raised against a set target of Sh30 million.
Present were KIM Executive Director, Muriithi Ndegwa, the chairman, University Governing Council, Eng. Michael Kamau and chairman, MUA Alumni, Daniel Salaton.