STEP Trainers from MKU and KNATCOM display their certificates. With them is the team of trainers from Leuphana University Germany. [Photo: mku.ac.ke]
Thika based Mount Kenya University has moved a notch higher in student empowerment by becoming the second University in Kenya after Kenyatta University, to implement Student Training in Entrepreneurship Promotion (STEP) program.
Ten members of Staff from MKU completed a weeklong STEP training and were Certified as Trainers of the STEP which will enable them together with two members of staff from Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM-UNESCO) to recruit 200 students.
They will then take the students through 12 weeks of STEP entrepreneurship training between January and March 2018.
"The unique aspect of STEP is that, during the 12 weeks of training, the students will be taught using real money, in real business, and in real time.
The University appreciates the support from Leuphana University" states the institution's website.
STEP programme was jointly developed by Leuphana University and Makerere University Business School (MUBS) in 2009 and has spread to several developing countries across the globe.
In Kenya, STEP is delivered in a tripartite partnership that includes the university delivering it, LeuphanaUniversity (Germany) and the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM – UNESCO)