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Kenyan and Tanzanian High Commissioners pay visit to Cardiff Met



The Kenyan and Tanzanian High Commissioners recently visited Cardiff Metropolitan University as part of a series of visits to institutions across South Wales, and to meet with diaspora from the two countries.

Friday 18 March saw His Excellency Mr Lazarus Amayo, the Kenyan High Commissioner, and Mr Msafiri Mlewa, Acting High Commissioner for Tanzania, visit the University's School of Health Sciences, where Dr Ian Mathieson, Deputy Dean, led a tour of the Podiatry clinic.

The Kenyan High Commissioner was joined by his delegates Margaret Lessuda, Education Attache, as well as Anne Kamau, Commercial Attache. The Acting High Commissioner for Tanzania was joined by Second Secretary Allen Kuzilwa. 

The Commissioners and their teams also met Adrian Baird, International Recruitment and Marketing Manager for the University.

The High Commissioners also received presentations from the Associate Deans of each of the University's five schools, allowing the visitors a unique insight in to the inner workings of Cardiff Met, and how each school is committed to raising their international profile.

Professor George Karani, Professor of Environmental Health who jointly coordinated the visit with the Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel said: "We were delighted to welcome both High Commissioners and their delegates to our University, and hope that they enjoyed their tour of our facilities and meeting some of our staff.

"As a University, we are committed to raising our international profile, and it's visits like these that really allow us to build links with other countries and share ideas on how to maintain our excellent teaching reputation and provide our students with the best possible education."