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AIU Open Day Held

We had the pleasure of inviting Christian Unions from various high schools to our open day which was held on 15th March 2014. The main aim for the open day was to enhance the skills of the students as they lead Christian Union clubs in the dynamic 21st Century. The main speaker at the event was Dr. Rosemary Mbogo who spoke on the importance of Christian Unions and how they shape the students in readiness for the future after school.

The following schools came to AIU; Ruthimitu Central, Emerald School, Karen South School, Kajiado Girls, Mbagathi Mixed School, and By Grace High School. In total over three hundred students were represented by the six schools.

The students benefited from career talks by our faculty as well as entertainment by some of our students. They were also taken on a tour of the University by AIU students in the marketing team.

We thank the schools who attended this event and look forward to more such events.

 

AIU at work

Center for World Christianity: Justus Mutuku

What is your background? Where did you grow up?

I am a Kenyan born in the Eastern province, Makueni County of Kenya. I grew up and lived in rural Kenya until after high school when I joined a Bible college in Kijabe,Kenya, and later came to serve in Nairobi with Africa Inland Church– Milimani.

Tell us a little bit about your family life now.

I was born in a family of ten. Both my parents who are Christians are alive and serving in various capacities in the church. I have four brothers, two of who have passed on to be with the Lord. My five sisters are all alive and married. My parents are farmers and my father is serving the church as a lay clergy. I am married to Lilian and blessed with two children, Caleb Muuo (9) Joy Mueni (7). I have been married to Lilian for the last eleven years and we are keeping well in the Lord. Our children are both going to school. Lilian and I both serve at A.I.C. Milimani Church.

How would you define world Christianity and how did you develop an interest in this subject?

Christianity has undergone a paradigm shift. New trends are emerging in world Christianity that ministers of the gospel need to be familiar with. World Christianity explores the issues and realities that are facing the Christian faith worldwide. It seeks to place Christianity in the global perspective and see how the observed trends impact local and global Christianity. Read more »

Faculty Focus

Women Worth Fighting For

Dr. Elizabeth Ngewa received her MA from AIU and then went to California and earned her PhD in counselling from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. Her topic was conflict resolution. Elizabeth is a Nigerian, married to Samuel, a Kenyan and they met in college in Canada. They have three grown daughters. Two are in medicine and one in pre-law. Elizabeth is the model of a modern African woman. A self-proclaimed “rebel”, she often found herself going against the grain in order to speak about women’s issues.

Elizabeth has done extensive research on the legal and cultural aspects affecting the role of women in marriage in Kenya. Her research took her to the rural areas, small towns and larger urban centres. Her findings showed that consistently the laws and the culture do not favour women. Both in government and in the church women are often regarded as possessions of equal value with the children.

Since the payment of dowry is still practiced, a woman is seen as a man’s purchase. She can be beaten by her husband and disinherited from the family if her husband dies, with no recourse. Even her children belong to her husband’s family. Read more »

We have been heard

AIU pays a courtesy call to the Obasi-ikes

On 15th March 2014, a team from Africa International University (AIU) paid a courtesy call to our alumni Pastor Dr. Esther Obasi-ike and Pastor Prince Okechukwo Obasi-ike of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Pastor Dr. Obasi-ike graduated on 15th June 2013 with a doctorate in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena California (USA). She holds a Master of Arts in Missions from AIU, where she graduated in 2004. Pastor Prince Obasi-ike graduated with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies in 2007.

The Obasi-ikes arrived in Kenya in 1995 and set up RCCG Solution Center on Mbagathi Way. Since their arrival in Kenya, they have planted about 54 churches in Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Sudan,Burundi and Seychelles. Initially, Prince Obasi-ike was the coordinator of RGCG East Africa Region; currently he is the pastor in charge of Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi, and DRC.

Dr. Esther is the president of Queen Esther Generation which gathers over 2000 women in a monthly outreach fondly tagged ‘the gathering of stars’. She is also the founder and Chief Executive of the Power in the World (Media Organization), Founder and Elected Chairperson to the Board of Directors of Maendeleo Savings and Esthers’ welfare group (this group assists to educate the less privileged in the Society). Read more »

Spotlight on Alumni

Pastor Jotham Munene

 

Pastor Munene joined Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) as a pastor in 2010. He has served in 3 assemblies – Valley Road, Thika Road and Woodley. His main calling is in training Christians in order to help them make an impact in the areas God has put them.

Currently he serves as the Deputy Senior Pastor of CITAM Valley Road. He also oversees the Family Ministry and Men’s Ministry .He holds a Master of arts in Biblical Studies from Africa International University, Nairobi.

He is married to Lydia Wanjiru and they are blessed with 2 daughters Keren and Tugi.

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Vacancy for Senior Lecturers at AIU

Africa International University (formerly Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology – NEGST) is a private Chartered International Christian University with its main Campus located in Karen, Nairobi. Our mission is to educate Christ centred leaders for the transformation of God’s people and world through innovative programs, research and community engagement. We are seeking highly motivated professionals to fill the following positions:

SENIOR LECTURERS
With increasing growth in academic programmes and student numbers, we have vacancies for Senior Lecturers or higher rank in the following areas:

I. Education Studies Department
II. Entrepreneurship Department

The suitable candidate must have a PhD in the relevant field with 5 years teaching experience, evidence of quality research and publications/ articles. Applicants for Education Studies must also demonstrate expertise especially in Child Development & Family Studies, or Curriculum & Instruction. Read more »

AIU at work

Clene Nyiramahoro: Beyond the Tears

Having lived outside my home for almost 16 years, I was able to objectively think about some of the cultural values that are strongly held and which I believe have been contributing to the many conflicts that Rwanda has been subjected to for centuries. I felt the need to do a proper research in that particular area so that I can bring to the surface some of those beliefs that are so detrimental to the lasting peace of the Rwandan people. I realized that the only way to produce credible work is to have it done under a recognized academic institution, such as AIU.

My vision after my studies?

To equip Africans women, especially refugees, by giving them an opportunity to heal from their wounds, training them and helping them to engage in self-sustaining activities so that they can make a meaningful contribution to the wellness of their families and nation.

Why Refugees? 

They are the victims of conflicts. Their needs are very unique. They have lost people, property, identity and dignity, and have not been given an opportunity to express their feelings. They live in self-pity. They feel unworthy and their self-esteem is terribly affected. They need to build their confidence and be taught to explore new opportunities. Read more »

Faculty Focus

Dr. Robert M. Hicks visits AIU

Dr. Robert Hicks is a visiting professor at AIU teaching the Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) students about post traumatic stress. Dr. Hicks is a retired Air Force Chaplain of 32 years. His last military assignment was a special military tour at the Alabama National Guard Headquarters. In this capacity, he oversaw all Chaplain support activities for the almost 15,000 Army and Air National Guardsmen. Dr. Hicks is the former Deputy Director for the Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force Auxiliary.

Currently, he is a curriculum consultant to the Air University, a published author and conference speaker. He also is Professor of History and Ethics at Belhaven College/Orlando. Previously, he instructed at the USAF Air War College and Chaplain Service Institute. (Maxwell AFB,AL). As a reserve officer, he held the rank of Colonel and has served in the Air National Guard for over thirty years. He has held academic professorships at Bethel Seminary of the East in Philadelphia, Dallas Theological Seminary, and International College in Hawaii.

In 1987, he co-founded Life Counseling Services, a professional counselling center in the Philadelphia suburbs. As a nationally known conference speaker and seminar leader, he has spoken at National Promise keeper conferences, and done extensive seminar work with the military, law-enforcement, civilian disaster organizations, and veteran groups. Read more »

Spotlight on Alumni

Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri teaches leadership and research methods courses to Masters and Ph.D. students at Eastern University, St Davids PA. Dr Ngunjiri’s expertise in research and practice is in research design, qualitative methods, auto-ethnography, collaborative auto-ethnography, critical inquiry and scholarly writing, and culturally responsive research approaches.

Within leadership studies, she has expertise in global leadership, spiritual leadership, servant leadership, and African leadership (including Ubuntu). She has taught courses in leadership theory and practice; leadership, spirituality and mission; leadership and globalization; leadership communication in a diverse society; gender and diversity management; amongst many others. She is the inaugural director of research at the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies (Eastern University) where she provides training, coaching and mentoring to help faculty increase their scholarly productivity.  She serves as a dissertation director for several Doctoral students in the areas of women’s leadership, leadership in healthcare, and global leadership among other broad areas. Read more »

Campus Events

The student council handover ceremony held

On Thursday 20th February 2014, the new Student Council office took over power officially at the Byang Kato Memorial Chapel. This was a day after they had received their instruments of work on Wednesday 19th February 2014 during the student Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the same venue.

In his speech, the outgoing chair, Mr. Benea Alukwe thanked the community for support during their term in office. He was grateful for the support, correction and encouragement shown to him and his team during their year of service; noting that their walk has been a learning process. He also showed gratitude for being allowed to serve the community and his prayer was that the incoming team will be able to pick from where they left off. He also thanked the SEC for a job well done and the office of the DOS for facilitating the elections. He then welcomed the incoming chair, Felix Sumba to proceed. Read more »

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New.:

We have launched the following new programmes:-

  1. Diploma in Management,
  2. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  3. Diploma in purchasing and Supplies
  4. Diploma in Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  6. Diploma in Community Health and Development
  7. Diploma inChristianMinistries
  8. Diploma in Psychology & Counseling
  9. Diploma in Education

To apply for any of these new programmes email pr@africainternational.edu or admissions@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247540

 

Upcoming Events:

Still searching for the right university? Look no further!

Enroll for any of our wonderful programmes, MAY 2014 INTAKE is ongoing and with competitive housing available for new students. For more information about our exciting programmes do email pr@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247 540 or +254 725 841 885

AIU programmes:

Undergraduate Programmes:

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (4 years)

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Financial Management (4 years)

Bachelor of Science in Information Communication Technology (4 years)

  • Management Information System
  • Software Development
  • Computer Network

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling (4 years)

Bachelor of Business Administration (4 years or 2 with credit transfer from relevant Diploma)

Bachelor of Education (4 years)

  • ECD Option
  • Primary Option
  • Secondary Option

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) (4 years or 2 years for Theology Diploma holders)

Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies ( 4 years)

  • Sustainable community development
  • Urban development

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New.:

We have launched the following new programmes:-

  1. Diploma in Management,
  2. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  3. Diploma in purchasing and Supplies
  4. Diploma in Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  5. Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  6. Diploma in Community Health and Development
  7. Diploma in Christian Ministries
  8. Diploma in Psychology & Counseling

To apply for any of these new programmes email pr@africainternational.edu or admissions@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247540

Upcoming Events:

Still searching for the right university? Look no further!

Enroll for any of our wonderful programmes, MAY 2014 INTAKE is ongoing and with competitive housing available for new students. For more information about our exciting programmes do email pr@africainternational.edu or call us on +254 715 247 540 or +254 725 841 885

Need to Read:

Transformation Through the Different Other is the story of Faustin Ntamushobora’s transformation through encounters with people of different races, tribes, worldviews, and experiences, and how God has used these experiences to transform his life into the image of Christ. The root cause of racial and tribal problems is not really the difference in color, but the human heart. Read the rest of this entry »