MKU Kigali campus to attain charter, scale-up operations

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 00:00 |
Mount Kenya University Ruanda. Photo/Courtesy

Mount Kenya University (MKU), Kigali campus, will soon attain a charter for it to become a fully-fledged institution of higher learning,  founder and chairman Simon Gicharu has said.

Gicharu said MKU has applied for a charter and the Rwandan Government will grant it in a few months' time to enable it to scale up its operations.

Speaking when he hosted the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, Richard Masozera, at MKU’s main campus in Thika, Gicharu said the charter will be beneficial to over 4,000 students, who have been studying at the Kigali campus, and will help in overcoming cross-border operational challenges.

“We hope to receive the charter from the Rwandan Government in a few months’ time. We are delighted because it will allow us to operate as a full-fledged university and thereby help many in overcoming border operations challenges,” he said.

“We really thank the Rwandan Government for the continued support. We most sincerely thank President Paul Kagame, who has really been supportive,” he added.

He said students will no longer have to travel to Thika to sort out administration issues and attend graduation ceremonies when the Kigali campus becomes a full-fledged university.

Gicharu further disclosed plans to set up five English language training centres in Rwanda for the expansion of its Royal FM’s listenership.

Masozera said Rwanda appreciates the private sector and had bestowed MKU an enabling environment to operate as a private higher learning institution.

The Kigali campus offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines.


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