Nic Hailey hosts Kenya’s departing Chevening scholars

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The 32 departing Chevening students at their send off hosted by the High Commissioner. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, hosted a reception for the 32 departing Chevening scholars who won grants to study at UK universities last Thursday (1 September).

Speaking at the send off for the UK bound students, Mr Hailey said he was proud of the scholarship programme and that it reflected the strength that binds Britain and Kenya together.

The Chevening programme is now in its 32nd year, providing financial support to outstanding individuals with leadership potential to study postgraduate courses at universities across the United Kingdom.

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year Master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Alumni from Kenya’s Chevening scholarships includes two Cabinet Secretaries, a Supreme Court Judge and a host of high ranking officials both in public and private sectors