Courtesy call by Officials of UHasselt International Students Organisation 30/04/2012
Representatives of the International students of the Universities of Hasselt, Antwerpen, Leuven, VUB, Ghent and Liége visited the Kenya Embassy on 27 April 2012 to pay a courtesy call on H.E Mr. Kembi-Gitura. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the Ambassador and formally invite him to the First Pioneer International Students Conference (PISC) to be held at the University of Hasselt from the 4 to 5 May 2012. This is the first conference of its kind, bringing together international students from six universities in Belgium.
The organization is aimed at driving the agenda of international students who are from developing countries, particularly from Africa.
The Conference will provide a forum for participants to inject some intellectual thought to challenges affecting developing countries. The Conference theme is premised on the fact that international students acquire valuable knowledge while pursuing their studies abroad and such knowledge when harnessed could contribute to the development of their countries upon their return. The issues to be discussed during the conference revolve around questions on development, the challenges faced and how they can contribute to bringing positive change and development.
His Excellency encouraged the students, telling them that the questions on development are very relevant to them and their country. He reiterated that with effective and efficient institutions a country can achieve higher development status. He cited democracy, good governance and solid institutions as important values for a nation today.