DAWSON CREEK, BC -- Northern Lights College has signed an agreement to bring more students from Kenya to the Peace Region.

Earlier this year, NLC partnered with the Uasin Gishu county in Kenya, which allowed that county’s government to support 50 students in coming to study in the Peace Region. Now, the college has expanded that agreement to three more Kenyan counties – Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Murang’a.

Delegates from Murang’a County, Usain Gishu County, and the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi visited NLC’s Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses on Monday in order to sign the agreement and visit current Kenyan students.

“This is a great partnership for NLC,” says Scott Clerk, Acting Vice President of Student Services and Community Relations for NLC. “The Kenyan students that arrive through these partnerships will contribute to the growing diversity in our classrooms, campuses, and communities.”

Murang’a County is a significant technology center in Kenya, says Joseph Mwaura, Murang’a County Executive Team Member for Finance and Economic Planning.

“We hope that with the knowledge they gain from us, and the knowledge they gain here, they will bring back home to equip more industries and more companies, and to make sure that everything we do, we do it on a different level,” he says.