Scholarship beneficiary set to become Rwanda’s first MKUR-trained medical doctor
ANGELIQUE REDEMPTA ICYISHAKA is set to make history. Once she graduates, she will be Rwanda’s first Mount Kenya University-trained medical doctor. This is courtesy of Imbuto Foundation that connected her to the university, and she landed a scholarship to undertake a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Thika Main Campus. The last born in a family of five gets her inspiration from her mother, a nurse. She outlines her academic journey:
Question: Angelique, how come you enrolled for medicine at MKUR’s main campus in Thika, Kenya, and not anywhere else?
Angelique: MKUR offered me a full scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. Imbuto Foundation informed me of the scholarship possibility. I applied and got it. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was sometime in August 2015.
My heart was full of joy when I received the scholarship. I am very grateful to Mount Kenya University for offering me the opportunity to achieve my dreams. If all goes well, I will graduate in 2023.
Tell us about your most notable school background.
I studied at Ecole Des Science de Musanze (for Advanced Level), graduating in 2014. I scored all ‘A’s and was among the top students in the country. My focus subjects were Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I received two Imbuto Foundation awards for ‘Best Performing Girl’, in both primary and secondary school national examinations.
How has your MKUR journey been like?
My journey has been pretty smooth since I joined MKUR, all thanks to my lecturers, who have done everything in their power to train me. I also appreciate