WB to give Moi University Sh600 million

Moi University VC Richard Mibey at REAL factory in Eldoret on October 13th.
Moi University VC Richard Mibey at REAL factory in Eldoret on October 13th.

The World Bank will give Moi University Eldoret a Sh600 million grant to develop a centre of excellence for textiles and renewable energy.

The money will mostly be used for research and implementation of programmes.

Moi University was selected by the Independent Evaluation Committee of the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project.

The World Bank will develop a continental centre of excellence for phytochemical textiles and renewable energy at the university.

The university’s director of research Prof Simeon Kipkoech said on Friday the funding confirms the university’s growing role in higher education internationally.

Kipkoech spoke at Rivatex East Africa in Eldoret town during a meeting with university chancellor Prof Miriam Were, council chairman Prof Jenesio Kinyamario and senior staff.

Rivatex, which is owned by the university, will be expanded and receive new machinery and technology befitting a regional centre of excellence.

Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants.