Maasai Mara University Library has won a grant of print information resources valued at Ksh. 1, 034, 365.00 offered by the Michael Blundell Trust.
According to the Acting University Librarian Ms. Nancy Kimile, the information materials donated come handy at a time when the Academic Library is striving to augment its capacity to satisfy information needs of its clientele.
She added that the books are going to fill an information gap that exists in various spheres of knowledge such as Nursing, Nutrition, French, Computer Science, English course books among other general areas.
‘We cannot forget to recognize the Chairman of Rattansi Educational Trust, Dr. Vijoo H.M. Rattansi, who saw the success of the donation from the onset to the materialization of the move. In fact, initially approved information materials were worth half a million Kenya Shillings but exceptional generosity doubled the offer to Kes. 1, 034, 365.00,’ Kimile said.
She also hinted that the donation will culminate to a second phase as the same organization had earlier on donated books worth half a million to Maasai Mara University Library.
Kimile also stressed that the University has its arms wide open for partnerships and collaborations that will be integral in boosting information services at the University Library.
Maasai Mara University is a relatively young and vibrant Institution of Higher Learning exhibiting exponential growth despite being tested by limited financial and infrastructural resources.