By Rita Mwabonje
Kenya Coast National Polytechnic has, so far, admitted 35 foreign students from the East African region. These students are pursuing a six months course in Shipping Management and are on a full scholarship under EASTRIP in line with KCNP’s Strategic Investment Plan.
The foreign students were drawn from South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. Twenty students were enrolled in collaboration with the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA). Students enrolled through NCTTCA are given monthly stipend for their upkeep. They also have the privilege of a medical insurance cover and air ticket when reporting and leaving the college. During their training, the students will tour the industry including the Kenya Ports Authority to learn more about the maritime sector. They will undertake an international examination from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).
The Writer is a Communication Officer at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College