Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) is set to introduce Christian Education at their new Sh 20million Resource Centre, constructed with help from the Presbyterian Church of the Lord in South Korea.
The magnificent structure was completed on 20th May this year following the signing of various MOUs between governments of Kenya and Korea.
The building has since been dedicated by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa Secretary General, Rev. Peter Kariuki.
During the Dedication Ceremony on Friday, Kariuki said the Christian Education and Resource Centre comes at a time when the church in Africa needs the spiritual growth to nourish as many souls as possible.
The church needs the word of God and what better way than to have a Resource Centre he remarked.
The Secretary General told the congregation that the Resource Centre will help transform individuals and the society at large. He advised people to enrol for extra courses in Christian Education to get information and transform the world.
The University Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. John Munganya, said, This day takes a very important place in the calendar of events in the Presbyterian Church.
PUEA offers certificate, diploma, bachelors and masters degree and was now initiating Christian Education at the diploma level.
Munganya revealed that the first set of students was expected at the facility during the 2017 September intake and would be enrolled across all denominations.
The VC further noted that the centre will need three program leaders with at least master’s degree in Christian Education. The venture is expected to attract students and churches locally and internationally.
He appealed for more support from the Presbyterian Church of the Lord in South Korea to sponsor more students to pursue diplomas and even bachelors in the long run.
Kiambu County Deputy Governor, Gerald Githinji, speaking on behalf of the County Governor, William Kabogo, said they appreciated private partnership investment.
Transformative education was key to a good economy and we call on other stakeholders to come on board and assist in the construction of other infrastructural undertakings so as to improve lives, he said.
The University Registrar, Marcella Mainye, summed up the occasion by saying, Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Presbyterian Church is among other religious institutions which have uplifted education, spiritual and social-economic standards in rural and urban centres in the country thus complementing government initiatives to cushion citizens from poverty.
Source: Kenya News Agency