Chinese Ambassador Zhang Ming Held Reception for Students Awarded the 2008/2009 Chinese Government Scholarships


August 26, 2008, Nairobi. Ambassador Zhang Ming held a reception for the 42 students who have been awarded the Chinese Government Scholarships for 2008/2009 academic year in the Chinese Embassy.

Hon. Dr. Sally Jepngetich Kosgei, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology and other senior officials, representatives from various ministries, universities, organizations, media houses, and the admitted students as well as their family members attended the function.

In his speech, Ambassador Zhang Ming expressed his congratulations to the outstanding performance of the Kenyan athletes in the just concluded Beijing Olympic Games. The Ambassador also restated China's determination to support Kenya in educational development and its plan to increase the number of scholarships offered to Kenya.


"Kenya shares China's proud and achievement in the Beijing Olympic Games" said Hon. Minister Kosgei. She also encouraged the admitted students to utilize this precious chance to acquire professional skills and learn China's development experiences that would be contributing to the realization of "Vision 2030" in Kenya.