Society / Education
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 18:17 EATabdirahmancajab@gmail.com
President Uhuru Kenyatta's awarding of a charter for the Garissa University has given Northern Kenya its first ful-fledged univerisity. Granting the charter at State House, Nairobi, yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta also appointed Prof Hellen Sambili as the first Chancellor of the university.
From Mandera, to Wajir and Garissa, many leaders of the Somali community took pride in the promotion of Garissa University College, which until yesterday was a constituent college of Moi Univerity. They said that the university will help many students from the region access education instead of chasing learning opportunities in far-away regions.
In a phone interview with Garissa Township MP Adan Duale, the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly, who witnessed when the president singing the Garissa University charter, he said it is a great move taken by the president in favour of the Somali community.
Duale said, "I am thankful to the president and his deputy for awarding Garissa University to be charted. The university will accommodate all Kenyas regardless of their clan, religion or gender, and anyone wishing to study in Garissa University all are welcome."
Duale urged the people of Nothern Kenya to benifit from the university by enrolling in large numbers. He said education is the key to succeed and urged the students to take advantage of education when they are young.
Duale, who has a background in education, said most successfully politicians in the world have background in teaching. He urged Somalis to vote for President Kenyatta in the presidential repeat. He said come in large number and vote president Kenyatta and his deputy.
Duale said the president had fully catered for Somalia community and Muslim interests during his administration. He urged people to remain peace in all over the country.
Abdirahman Rashid Farah is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County