The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) has partnered with Kenyatta University (KU) to bridge the engineering skill gap and form a link that will see the development of new products and technology in electricity transmission through scholarships, research funding and knowledge management consultation.
The scholarship, dubbed KETRACO Scholarship for Orphans & Vulnerable Students (KETSOVS) will see KETRACO give Kshs. I million worth scholarship to educate two orphan or vulnerable students in Electric or Civil Engineering faculty for five years. The transmission company will also be bronze sponsors of KU’s Biennial Research and Innovation Conference 2019.
Moreover, the partnership will enable KETRACO to partner with the university’s Capacity Development and Consultancy Services Directorate to guide the transmission company on Knowledge Management.
Speaking during the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, KETRACO’s MD, FCPA Fernandes Barasa noted that this is one of the initiatives that the transmission company has engaged in with leading institutions of higher education to fulfil its vision of being a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa.
“This partnership will facilitate mutual collaboration between us and KU that will enable us explore emerging trends in electricity transmission and research,” FCPA Barasa added.