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KU, UBA bank target 300 students from West Africa

Kenyatta University (KU) and UBA (Kenya) Bank have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the institution attract more than 300 learners from West Africa. The partnership will boost cooperation between the two institutions in areas of banking, investments and student welfare programmes.

KU students will receive internship and mentorship opportunities with the bank under the university SWIP programme. In addition, students will access affordable banking services as well as greater participation by the bank in KU social responsibility programmes. KU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Paul Wainaina termed the deal ‘timely’, saying it will see to an increased admission of international students especially from West Africa.

UBA Kenya CEO Isaac Mwige said the pact was an assurance that the lender is committed to the Kenya market. “We look forward to participating in many of KU Student Welfare projects,” he said.

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