Burundi office to enhance EAC integration
Mount Kenya University will open an office in Bujumbura, Burundi. The office, which comes hot on the heels of the university’s entry into Uganda will serve as a virtual learning coordinating centre and marketing office for its high quality, internationally-recognised programmes.
MKU’s Marketing Director Boniface Murigi says the process of establishing this office is ongoing, and it will be up and running by end of the first quarter of this year. “MKU will be the first university in Burundi to offer a virtual learning platform,” enthuses Mr. Murigi, who was accompanied by Henry Musisi, the Public Relations Manager, Kigali Campus, on a recent fact-finding mission to Burundi. Entry to Burundi will also make MKU the first Kenyan university to have a presence in four countries in East Africa. Outside Kenya, MKU has campuses in Kigali (Rwanda), Hargeisa (Somaliland) and the newly opened office in Kampala (Uganda).
“Burundians willing to pursue their studies at MKU campuses in Kenya or Rwanda will soon have a one-stop source of information,” said Mr Murigi.
The landlocked Eastern African country is currently transitioning from Francophone to Anglophone. The success of MKU’s English language courses at Kigali Campus can seamlessly be transferred to Burundi. “In our own small way, we are playing a role in enhancing East African Community integration,” said Mr. Musisi.
Burundi follows the 6-5-2-3 education system.