03 Feb

By 10 O’clock today,  the University of Nairobi students were congregating at the SCI Chiromo undergraduate lab for a one-hour interactive session with the Recruitment and Alumni Manager of MIT’s Legatum Center of Development and Entrepreneurship, US.

Coming to speak on the Legatum Fellowship, the entrepreneurship eco-system, and postgraduate programs on offer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Kwadwo Poku had scheduled to hold the first of a series of talks on February 2 at Strathmore, as from 2 in the afternoon. And before leaving for Uganda on February 4, Kwadwo was expecting to speak at iHub today, starting from 3 in the afternoon, then proceed to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

But meanwhile, his audience at Chiromo Campus had a lot to learn from the encounter. Among other things, the audience comprising mostly of students were put on the know on what it takes to qualify for the prestigious Legatum Fellowship, all provided at the study center’s site.

Yet if one was faced with a genuine dilemma as to whether to pursue graduate studies at MIT or elsewhere, what the person had to rely on are the comparative advantages of the institution, which Mr. Kwadwo Poku highlighted at the function.

All in all, MIT is famed for offering hands-on training and producing some of the world’s brightest minds. In addition, the entrepreneurship ecosystem at MIT is praised as greatly enabling.

About the writer

Moses Omusolo is the Social Media Manager, C4DLab.