Jan 14, 2015

Strathmore plans construction to expand law school

Dean, Strathmore Law School, Dr. Luis Franceschi

Strathmore University is set to build an eight-storey building to expand its law school which was started three years ago.


The Nairobi-based varsity currently has about 300 law students, and the expansion is set to increase this number to about 500 by 2017.
Construction has already started and is expected to be completed by 2015.


Strathmore says the project will be financed through borrowing and accumulated funds.


The building will have capacity to accommodate 1,000 people, including external tenants.


“The total project cost is Sh440 million. It will be financed through tri-funding systems that also involve the East African Development Bank, donations from school alumni and internal cash,” said Luis Franceschi, the dean at Strathmore’s School of Law in an interview.


The upcoming premise will also host an auditorium, law library, moot court rooms including office space open to law firms and law-related institutions and research centres.


“The income raised from the let offices will boost our scholarship programme to the needy students who  may want  to study at the University and also use part of cash to supplement our expenditure,” said Mr Franceschi.


The quest for higher education has of late seen most universities expand their infrastructure to accommodate the high number of the students seeking places in the local universities.

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