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mmust22 “The Standard Chartered Marathon has earned recognition from World Athletics and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AMS). It is currently the largest single-day sporting event in Kenya. Its goal is to raise 50 million USD by the year 2023 to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion for our younger generation. MMUST is certainly going to be a big part of this,” said Mr. Ngari.


During the courtesy call by the StanChart team, MMUST’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Solomon Shibairo stated that although education is the key turn around for our economy, business and financial management are also of great significance for economic growth. “MMUST is determined to contribute to the country’s economic growth through offering attractive market driven programmes, quality training and innovative research. We are delighted to be part of this initiative,” added Prof. Shibairo.

One area of collaboration that stood out between the two (2) institutions during the courtesy call, was on green energy. The initiative of green energy is one of StanChart’s key pillars on sustainability and is dedicated to helping clients transition to green energy. On the other hand, MMUST scholars are carrying out research in readiness for the energy transition. As an institution strategically positioned next to the only remaining tropical rainforest in Kenya, MMUST has shown interest in becoming a green University.

Mr. Kariuki Ngari stressed that StanChart is ready to support MMUST students in terms of preparing them for employment. In his remarks, he paid close attention to CV and résumé writing as well as job interview performance. “Universities should train their students on how to write a good CV or résumé. For example, a good CV should not be more than two (2) pages. Knowing these things will get students a fair shot in life,” he said.

The StanChart CEO, who also visited 103.9 MMUST FM, advised students to have a positive outlook on life. “I know employment opportunities are scarce but that should not make you lose hope. Learn to be resilient because life in general is tough,” he stated. Further, he encouraged students to make their own decisions, making sure that those decisions are based on real values and the skills they have acquired at the University.

“Learn the discipline of using your money wisely. Live within your means. Make an effort of having a bank account, specifically a savings account where money is not easily accessed. Always remember to put some aside for emergencies,” advised the CEO.

MMUST has had a long-standing relationship with Standard Chartered Bank and would like to move this partnership to the next level. Apart from green energy, there are many other areas that these institutions will partner in. These areas include paramedical and sports sciences as well as optometry.

 By:Mary Wangari WambuguDr. Lydia Anyonje

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