My name is Stephen Waema. My passion for natural resources such as ground water, mining, geothermal, oil & gas pushed me to apply for a scholarship with CEMEREM to pursue Master of Business Administration – Natural resource management. I am persuaded that, with good management, these resources have a huge potential for socio-economic transformation of Kenya and Africa. I am glad that I was considered for the master’s programme. I am already acquiring knowledge and skills for resources management and governance. I am confident I will be able to contribute significantly in management and governance of resources in Kenya, East Africa and beyond. Many thanks to CEMEREM
My name is Olivier Makambira from the Republic of Burundi. I am pleased to be among the recipients of the DAAD Scholarship for one of the Master’s programmes (MBA-NRM) offered by the Centre of Excellence for Minining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM) of Taita Taveta University. Taita Taveta University, being located within the Tsavo Ecosystem, is perfectly the ideal environment for this training.
James Wathanga Mwangi
As a natural resources sub-sector enthusiast, I am glad and appreciative to have been considered for this very competitive DAAD-CEMEREM Scholarship to pursue MBA (Natural Resource Management) at Taita Taveta University. I am enjoying the good blend of theory and practice embedded in this programme and feel confident to face the challenges ahead
James Musembi Muange
I am a proud beneficiary of DAAD-CEMEREM Scholarship, pursuing MBA in Natural Resource Management. I am excited we have been able to continue with a blended mode of learning amidst Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the CEMEREM-DIGI-FACE Partnership
When I finished my undergraduate training in Commerce, specializing in Marketing, I did not ever imagine working in the natural resources sector. This, however, changed when I joined the mining industry. MBA-NRM became an automatic attraction as a vehicle for promoting effective and objective dialogue with the Mining Professionals.
I am proud to have been part of CEMEREM 2020 beginners, and more proud of our facilitators for conquering COVID 19 limitations to efficiently offer the course online. Additionally, the online learning provided the flexibility I needed to pursue my dreams.
As I approach the last steps of this amazing journey, I appreciate DAAD, CEMEREM and Taita Taveta University, for the opportunity to learn and grow my knowledge and skills on creating business management solutions in natural resource sector.
Ndung’u Catherine Muthoni
I am a beneficiary of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in-country scholarship award. It through the support offered to me financially and socially that I was able to pursue My Masters of Business Administration in Natural Resource Management in Taita University. I cordially register my heart felt gratitude to DAAD, CEREREM and the Taita Taveta University for academically and professionally empowering me. The gained skills and capacity places me in position to innovate viable technical platforms suitable for managing natural resources sustainably in line with World 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
I am Angeyango Conslate, a female Ugandan pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at Taita Taveta University.
I thank God for always making a way, especially the award of the CEMEREM scholarship. This opportunity is a huge blessing to my career development and my family at large. I am now on my way to achieving my dreams and developing competence in Environmental Engineering dynamics, in one of the best Universities, which is a home of great ideas. The key financial and exposure obstacle to my career growth was addressed largely through the scholarship. Thank you CEMEREMfor this life-changing opportunity.
Due to the restrictions instituted to stop the spread of coronavirus, physical learning at Taita Taveta University has been difficult, however, the University improvised for innovative response through online classes to ensure that learning continues uninterrupted amidst the pandemic. This strategy has been very beneficial and favourable; that is very informative, interactive, and flexible, and not to mention fun. However, there has been a gap regarding online examinations, I hope in the future, the University can improvise for online exams to crown it up with Excellency. Thank you CEMEREM, thank you Taita Taveta University.
Ann Wanjiku Gichuhi
I am Ann Wanjiku Gichuhi pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering under the CEMEREM partial scholarship. The content has been delivered using online mode. My experiences have been quite okay concerning internet connections, content delivery by the lecturers as well as in-class engagement. Having to travel for the exams was a little hectic given the pandemic situation as well as having to request a full week from work. Thank you for offering me this study opportunity.
My name is Chepkoech Ronnice. I am a first-year student at Taita Taveta University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering. I am a scholar, sponsored by CEMEREM under DAAD. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering from Taita Taveta University.
The course has allowed me to explore and learn more about the physical world. It has provided me with an opportunity to familiarize myself with the environment and find greater ways of managing and sustaining the environment around me. The units that I have completed so far in semester one have provided me with the skills needed as an Engineer and allow me to expand the knowledge gained from my undergraduate studies. The online learning system and the support that I have received throughout the semester from my sponsors, lecturers, and colleagues has allowed me to stay safe during this pandemic of Covid-19 and make my time while studying for my master’s degree a wonderful experience.
I am Agather Wakio, pursuing a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at Taita Taveta University. I have been learning using online mode. My experiences have been quite okay save for some little hiccups here and there including tight work schedules and poor Internet connection. Also, commuting to and from home for the exams was quite challenging. I am hoping for improved and better online interactions. Otherwise, I am enjoying my studies especially the great student-lecturer engagement and great content covered in the lectures. Thank you so much for this opportunity, I am greatly humbled.