FIT Alumni Awarded Russia Masters Scholarships
Despite the high efflux of graduates from Kenyan universities every year, many still pride in the mere achievement of a degree. It is not surprising, therefore, that a good number of graduates are tempted to put a stop to their studies soon after graduation. This is the time when other aspects of life begin to take priority in their lives; aspects like career advancement and even marriage. But this was not the case for three FIT Alumni Angelo Nyaega, Gladys Kerubo and Judy Tuwei from the 2013 graduating class. For them, the sky is not the limit, and they are determined to achieve the best of education when their minds are still fresh. Come September this year, the trio shall set off for Perm State University in Russia to pursue a Masters in Finance and IT.
However, it has not been a smooth sail for the three. They secured slots to study at Strathmore courtesy of the competitive East African Breweries Scholarship, with Judys studies being under the sponsorship of the reputable McKinney Rogers International.Despite this, they have endeavored to depict the true icon of all-rounded students during their campus lives, in line with the mission of the Strathmore ; they all graduated with First Class Honors.
During his studies, Angelo Nyaega strived to excel in academics as well as in extracurricular activities. In his 2nd Year of studies, he was awarded a fee rebate after emerging 2ndoverall in the BBIT class. He also served as the Academic Representative of the 2012/2013 Student Council. Prior to this, he was the BBIT (Group A) Class Representative, a duty he carried out with utmost commitment and humility. He has also been an active participant in the Community Outreach Program (COP) activities.
Gladys Kerubo is industrious, not to mention the zeal and focus she put in any projects she handled while in campus. Her strong organizational skills enabled her to actively take part in Mobile Boot Camps and Annual ICT Conferences as part of the student organizing committees. During her 3rd Year of studies, she served as the module leader for some of the classes as well she emerged 1st overall in the BBIT class, and was also awarded a fee rebate.
From the onset of her studies, Judy Tuwei showed a promising academic record. Throughout her studies, she emerged Top 3 overall in the BBIT class, for which she was awarded fee rebates.In 2nd Year, a rare but valuable opportunity was presented to her in form of an internship at the Governance Center. Due to her diligence and good work ethic, her internship contract was renewed. Eventually, her efforts paid off when she received the Deans Award for the 2013 BBIT graduating class.
Angelo, Gladys and Judy are very grateful to the Faculty of Information Technology for the support and academic advice they have been accorded thus far. In particular, Mr. Christopher Momanyi the FIT Manager has been instrumental in guiding them through the application process of the Masters scholarship. Special thanks also goes to Mr. Conrad Ojiambo, who helped them prepare for the Statistics exams that they undertook as part of the interview process.
We wish them all the best in their quest for further studies.
Photo above: (From left) Judy, Gladys and Angello.
By Atlanta M. Kufwafwa.