MKU To Provide Scholarships In Sports And The Arts.
Mount Kenya University has implemented a comprehensive plan to provide scholarships in sports and the arts in order to produce well-rounded graduates.
MKU Chairman Simon Gicharu made the remarks last week at the unveiling of a state-of-the-art tennis court at Thika Campus.
Gicharu stated that the institution plans to offer sports-related scholarships in addition to the existing traditional academic programs.
He also stated that the university would announce a partnership with a leading thespian and comedian to promote the arts.
According to Gicharu, games can help young people deal with the pressures of life that come from their studies, family backgrounds, and society.
The university has recently increased its emphasis on sports and the arts in order to provide students with a diverse set of skills while also allowing them to explore their potential in a variety of areas.
The move is also intended to improve students’ physical and mental health.
Meanwhile, the university recently opened the Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre at Thika Campus, which will be used by students for concerts, plays, and related productions in addition to serving as a conferencing facility.
In December, the institution signed an agreement with Thika High School to construct a sports field and indoor arena that will be open to the public as well as the two institutions.
Prof Vincent Gaitho, provost of MKU, emphasized the importance of sports.
Prof Deogratius Jaganyi, the vice-chancellor of MKU, encouraged students to use the facilities.
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Mount Kenya University, meanwhile, has donated Sh500,000 to the Mt Kenya Mountain Running, which will take place on February 26 at the Kenya School of Adventure and Leadership (Kesal) in Meru County.
Mt Kenya Mountain Run chairman, Joseph Kinyua, stated that they have also secured sponsorship from other corporations and individuals and that they anticipate 5,000 participants, including elite runners.