By Mtaani Radio Reporter
Kenyan students particularly those with bachelor degrees have been urged to go for international scholarships to gain skills which are highly valued by employers and generally fair much better on the job market. European Union ambassador to Kenya Henriette Geiger said when one lives among different people, they learn variable ways of life and culture.
She spoke during a breakfast meeting on the sensitization of the scholarship programme. Geiger said only 13 Kenyans received the scholarship in 2019.
She said the opportunity is open to all Kenyans who have at least a first degree.
Application is open to the end of December and is full board.
She decried the low enrolment by Kenyan students and urged them to grab the opportunities offered by the European countries under the auspices of the European Union. She was addressing stakeholders meeting of Erasmus scholarships, a project of study in European countries. On his part Austrian ambassador Christian Fellner appealed to Kenyan students to seek those opportunities in his country.
The courses run for at least one year and the awardees will complete two study periods, in a minimum of two European countries.
She said Erasmus was started in the European Union to bring member states closer and idea of brotherhood and sisterhood.
She said the programme enhances the students to different cultures, and different languages.