The CUEA fraternity held a mass and a luncheon on Thursday June 14, 2018 to celebrate and bid farewell to Prof. C. Nyamiti.
Rev. Prof. Charles Nyamiti was born in 1931, among three brothers and four sisters, to Mzee Theophilus Chambi Chambigulu and Mama Helen Nyasolo, (both Late) belonging to the Wanyamwezi of Tanzania.
Prof. C. Nyamiti was ordained a Catholic priest in 1962. His vocation to priesthood remains the rationale behind his Catholicism in his writings with bias towards emphasis on magisterial instructions/guidelines, Tradition (at times more highlighted than the Bible), scholasticism/classical elements intertwined with Patrology, and appeal to papal authority. Soon after his ordination, Nyamiti went to study between1963 and 1969 at Louvain University in Belgium. It was here that he graduated with a PhD in Systematic/dogmatic theology and a certificate in Music Theory and Piano. He then went to Vienna where he studied Cultural Anthropology and Music Composition graduating with another PhD and licentiate respectively. From 1976 to 1981, he was a Professor at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tanzania and a co-worker in some neighbouring parishes. In 1983, C. Nyamiti moved to Nairobi to at the establishment of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) where he served till his retirement at the age 87years. Owing to the foregoing, Nyamiti is a globally recognised scholar.
Prof. C. Nyamiti is among the proud founding scholars of CUEA where he has served for the last 34 years. He became full professor of Systematic/Dogmatic Theology and merited the attribute of outstanding resource person in the Anglophone bloc of African thinkers. He remains Professor Emeritus at CUEA.
A most admirable trait in Nyamiti is his choice to spend his career teaching in Africa, resisting the drive to the West that has seen Africa lose so many of its best “brains.” In his love for Africa and African theology, he voluntarily opted to settle in the then Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA) which has since then grown to become a reputable international university - CUEA, a unique university rightly renowned for African theology. A great scholar is known not only by one’s publications but also through the students one has moulded and formed. Nyamiti’s pedagogy is specifically rooted in African world-view and Christianity as he mentors the young minds. Professor Nyamiti is an author of more than 56 books. More than 20 Dissertations has been written about his ideas and writings and certainly numerous Theses.
May 18, 2018
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The Commonwealth was represented in a rather special way this month. When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on Saturday, she wore a flower from each of the Commonwealth’s member nations embroidered on her veil. The 53 hand-stitched motifs – from the Indian lotus to Kenya's tropical orchid – signalled the couple’s commitment to the Commonwealth, and followed Prince Harry’s appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador just a few weeks earlier.
I was proud to be in the audience for his first speech, in which he spoke with great admiration of the young people he now represents: their compassion, their interconnectedness, and their power to change the world. Higher education will be critical if they are to reach their potential, and the ACU is working to ensure that universities are vibrant, thriving, accessible institutions for all.
First up this month, students are invited to apply for a new round of Commonwealth Scholarships, with eight fully-funded Master’s scholarships tenable at member universities in Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific.
Registration has also just opened for our upcoming Canadian conference for human resources professionals working in the higher education sector across the Commonwealth. The conference will provide the perfect setting for members to work together on meeting the challenges and exploring the opportunities of the future for HR in higher education.
Disparity in pay is a hot topic currently with research highlighting the differences in salary among colleagues and peers. At the ACU, we conduct the only ongoing survey of academic salaries in Commonwealth countries and integrate it with our annual online benchmarking service – ACU Measures – to provide valuable insights and comparisons across institutions. Participation is free for members and data entry closes next week; make sure your university doesn’t miss out.
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