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TAMK's education export to Kenya

Published on 16.1.2023
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
TAMKin pääkampuksen piha keväällä 2021.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is currently examining the funding situation with the administration of Uashin Gishu Province.

On 22 December 2022 and 14 January 2023, the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yleisradio (Yle) reported on TAMK’s education export to Kenya. Uashin Gishu Province, which was mentioned in the news, ordered nursing, physiotherapy and practical nursing education from TAMK.

As told in the news articles, TAMK has not received payments for the education since the gubernatorial election in August. According to a general practice, Tampere University of Applied Sciences sent a reminder about the unpaid payment in October to Uashin Gishu Province and also visited on site in January to clarify the matter. Negotiations about the future are ongoing with the provincial administration.

“Tampere University of Applied Sciences has followed normal business practices and we have a contractual relationship with the province. Despite the delays in payments, we however strive to look after the students. We are sorry for the situation in which families have found themselves for reasons that are beyond our control," says Carita Prokki, Director of Business Operations and Internationality.

Similar cooperation has been made with other Kenyan provinces without problems. Currently, there are 125 Kenyan education export students studying at TAMK's campus.


Additional information: Carita Prokki, Director, Business Operations and Internationality, +358 40 733 5650