BIHC MoU with USIU Africa
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the United States International University (USIU) aimed at enhancing partnership in hospitality management, education, research and other development activities between the three institutions.
The signing took place at USIU grounds on the 6 June 2017 and was graced by the KRCS Secretary General Dr. Abbas Gullet, BIHC Principal Gianfranco Astori and USIU Vice Chancellor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.
“We value engaging other institutions for learning and development purposes. We believe our partnership with the Boma International Hospitality College will be of benefit to our young students and the Hospitality Industry,” the USIU Vice Chancellor said.
The first MOU signed between KRCS and USIU purposed to enhance partnership activities between both organisations in the areas of collaborative research and development activities. These include strengthening of the Red Cross Club at USIU-Africa, placement of USIU-A students at the KRCS and its affiliate bodies, partnerships in community service projects and fundraising initiatives.
“As we cement the engagement between our institutions, we remain grateful to the mutual effort and commitment that has led to the signing of these agreements. It is a win-win engagement for all of us and most important to our students who will exchange knowledge and skills, in the end benefitting tremendously,” Dr. Abbas Gullet said. The BIHC Principal, Gianfranco Astori recalled the many consultations and decisions that preceded today’s Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony and committed to ensure a productive engagement that will lead to the growth of the two schools. “The students stand to gain a lot especially from our full scholarship programme that will be awarded to the top two students,” continued Dr. Gullet.
Further, USIU signed a second MOU with the BIHC with an objective of partnership based on the request by BIHC to have USIU-Africa provide continuity/progression to the graduating diploma students from the (BIHC) into degrees with one additional and final year at USIU, for the achievement of a Bachelor in Hospitality Management, or Bachelor in Hospitality Operations and Management.
“This relationship ticks all the boxes in terms of the relationship we want to have and of course it will bring us more students. It is therefore an important pipeline in the university’s hospitality industrial,” USIU Vice Chancellor added.