Student residences have an important role in creating an atmosphere that represents the values and norms imparted during classroom teaching.
Masākin Mohammediya is the on-campus residence for boys whilst Rabwat Jibla is its equivalent for girls. Since this is the first experience of living away from home for many students, it encourages them to be independent and resourceful. On one hand, students can devote more time to academic pursuits as time otherwise spent commuting is better utilised. On the other hand, students have the opportunity to interact and socialise with others from different cities and countries.
Pictured Right: The newly constructed Masākin building in Nairobi features a ‘weave’ of wooden planks representing a bird’s nest. Among other things, the ‘weave’ signifies the myriad backgrounds and countries of students and their ability to come together creating not only harmony but a sanctuary for all.