Joseph Oloo, from the dean of students’ office, has been awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to pursue a 3 year PhD course in Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics Research at Keele University in the UK.
The award from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (which is UK based) is administered on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) from the British High Commission in the country. The commission is global in that it covers 53 countries in Africa i.e Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya..et cetra. Their main mission is to empower citizens from the developing countries who will learn new knowledge from the already developed countries and bring it back home to impact their country’s development.
When asked what he thinks about the scholarship, he said, “This scholarship is important because it gives the citizens of the country a chance to acquire the education abroad which is highly reputable in the world. It also gives one a chance to explore multicultural contexts and interact with people from different places and learn how to do their development exceedingly.”
He had this to say on what he will do with the award,” I will initiate projects within the CUEA fraternity, serve the university by bringing in new knowledge in research, solve problems in my area of study as well as to the Kenyan government”.
CUEA is one of the registered CSC agencies in Kenya. Therefore, the CUEA staff and students who would like to pursue their masters and PhDs are encouraged to grab the opportunity.
The application for the scholarship is done online annually from the month of August to mid November whereby the applicants get nominated from their respective commonwealth scholarship commission registered agencies, then voted for provincially then further gets to compete with the other applicants globally.
Applicants are advised to prepare their proposals in advance, select a university and book a supervisor in the university they would like to study in. There are no charges at all in the application process.
Amid the stiffly competitive exercise, only 10 people from Kenya were awarded with PhD Scholarships.
We congratulate Oloo on his achievement.