The Department of Moral Theology organized a seminar on November 22 under the theme "Our Intellectual Apostolate as African Scholars: Focus on Research and Writing". The guest speaker was Rev. Prof. Laurenti Magesa.
Rev.Prof.Laurenti Magesa is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Musoma in Tanzania. He holds a PHD and Doctorate in Theology from St. Paul University Ottawa, Canada. He is currently teaching at Hekima School of Theology and Tangaza College.
In the seminar he led a discussed on:
1. An intellectual apostolate is part of the Church's mission in spreading the Christian faith in Africa.
2. For African scholars, there is a necessity of continuous research, reading, writing and publication.
3. Modern scholars should develop a habit of inquiry and of question in order to seek more knowledge to develop Africa.
4. Theology is contextual; therefore theological reflection on current moral pastoral issues is vital so as to arrive at relevant answers.
5. Despite rapid changes, an African scholar should never lose the Tradition of the Church and positive African values in responding to contemporary issues.
Some of the publications he has published include:
African Religion:The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life(1997)
Anatomy of Inculturation:Transforming the Church in Africa(2004)
What is Not Sacred? African Spirituality(2013)
The seminar was held at Learning Resource Center, Auditorium room 6. The seminar was open to both staff and students of CUEA. The seminar started at 11:00 am and ended at 1 pm.
Kindly see some news below from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) which may be beneficial.
Recent highlights of ACU activities include: signing an important agreement with the Commonwealth Secretariat to boost the impact of international higher education on social and economic development initiatives; winning a contract to run the Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL), a programme addressing critical academic staff shortages in many east African universities; and awarding 11 ACU Titular Fellowships for staff at member universities to undertake research, develop skills, and share ideas. Read more news here
This week (from Nov 13), 20 member representatives are in South Africa for a high level international seminar on how higher education can meet the changing needs of employment, and next month we will be holding a residential school in Malaysia for students as part of our Respect campaign.
We're particularly pleased to announce the launch of the Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships, offering opportunities for researchers from across the Commonwealth to undertake post-doctoral study in the UK.
Finally, we will welcome new members of our Council to the UK next week for our annual general meeting – it was great to meet with Professor Chakma, our new Chair, in Canada last month and explore collaboration opportunities there. I am keen to continue meeting as many members as possible to keep learning from and helping our fantastic network.
The University will close its campuses in Kisumu City and Nairobi City Campus. In a statement on October 17, the VC, Prof. Justus Mbae said that this was part of the turnaround strategy for the institution to better utilize its resources.
The closures will take effect in January 2018. Prof. Mbae indicated that this decision was arrived at in consultations with the University Council, Trustees, stakeholders and Senate.
Prof. Mbae also added that there had been careful considerations of the effect of these closures. “This decision has been arrived at after a careful consideration of the effect it will have on the students, staff and all those concerned,” his statement read.
He further added that necessary arrangements were being made to ensure a smooth transition for the students studying in these campuses. The Commission for University Education had also been notified.
The Vice Chancellor further urged those with any feedback on these closures to channel it through the Directors in the two campuses.
Prof. Mbae indicated that it was really sad to have to close the campuses but assured students that the modalities put in place will ensure that they ‘complete their studies in the most equitable manner without compromising quality.’
With these closures the University will remain with the Gaba (Eldoret) campus and the main campus (Langata) in operation. The University also runs programmes on the Online Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) platform.
Due to directives from the Commission for University Education (CUE) to the extent that they do not recognise School Focused (SF) Programmes, our SF programmes will become Part Time Programmes.
More details, pertaining to the operations of the new programme will be communicated to the students once they report to the University on December 4, 2017.
We thank you for making CUEA a University of choice to pursue your respective degrees.
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Dean, Faculty of Education
All students are reminded that as per the memo dated 17th August 2017, the second fee installment is already overdue. By this date a student is expected to have paid 75% of the fees due.
Kindly ensure that your statement of account reflects all payments and if not surrender all proof of payment as outlined.
You are urged to comply with the above to avoid any inconviniences.
October 9, 2017.
Rev. Dr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe,
DVC Administration, Finance & Planning.