The Kenya National Research Fund recently called for proposals in perhaps one of the most reassuring indications that the country is on the right track in solving some of its most pressing problems. The world over, investment in research and innovation is regarded as a catalyst for growth and improvement of human opportunity.
I think this is likely to be a game charger in the academic and research circles. I received my first degree in 2005 and soon afterwards received a University of Nairobi merit scholarship to study for a master’s degree. My mentor at the university had received the same scholarship 15 years before me. Today, I mentor postgraduate students, some of whom are on the same scholarship.
In all these years, this scholarship has not changed.