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Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) is set to strengthen its working relations and financial engagements with Equity bank. The main focus of the partnership will be based on three pillars; Solar, Health matters as well as the establishment and equipping of the MMUST Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institute. This follows the visit by the Equity Bank Manager Kakamega Branch Mr. Peter Kuyu, the Director Marketing/ Public Sector and Institution manager Mr. David Nyamu to the University on Tuesday October 19, 2021.

Speaking during the meeting, the Vice Chancellor expressed his joy for the partnership with Equity Bank. He further noted that there are more people willing to give financial support and ensure that students continue with their learning without being crippled with financial constraints.

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The Vice Chancellor, Prof Shibairo during the meeting

The VC emphasized the need to equip the laboratories urging Equity Bank to support the engineering team following the proposal submitted to the Bank by the Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies Prof. Peter Bukhala.

“MMUST staff and students are major clients of Equity,” noted the visionary Vice Chancellor.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Research and Innovation, Prof. Charles Mutai pointed out that strong relations will be cemented following the recent substantive appointments. These sentiments were echoed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Hussein Golicha, who welcomed Equity Bank’s financial venture to MMUST since the whole idea touches on students’ affairs.

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Mr. David Nyamu applauded MMUST for being among the Universities which have adopted the campus smart card. He however urged that students be encouraged to use the smart cards for savings and not as student identification cards. He encouraged a meeting with MMUST TVET management to help understand the concept behind the adoption of TVET programmes and thereafter introduce MMUST to the ‘Friends of Equity’.

The other notable personalities present during the courtesy call were, the Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Peter Bukhala, and the Ag. Registrar Academics Prof. Thomas Sakwa.

By: Linet Owuor, Charity Idaya, Jairus Korir