Prof Philip Maiyo has reminded the South Kenya Conference (SKC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Adventist fraternity at large about the quality of an institution they own in the name of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB).
Addressing the church leaders gathering at Nyanchwa Adventist College in Kisii town on 14th of December 2014, Maiyo promised a cordial working relationship with the people of South Kenya Union Conference through the UEAB-Nyanchwa campus in support of quality education offered by the Adventist University.
“UEAB has declared Nyanchwa as one of it’s extension campuses. We will work together with the Nyanchwa Teachers College management because this is a critical time to help us build a University under the new West Kenya Union Conference. UEAB is your University, own it and make it an institution with a difference” He urged the leaders.
Prof Maiyo told the over 800 church leaders who attended the South Kenya Conference’s Development, Spiritual growth, membership management and Evangelism leadership training that they are key in advising church members on the kind of education their children need to acquire and from which institution. He said of Baraton as being the center of quality education where quality nurses, automotive engineers among other professionals are produced.
Prof Maiyo who is one trimester old at UEAB as the Vice Chancellor was accompanied by UEAB’s Prof Nehemiah Nyaundi, Mr. Noah Angwenyi, Development and Alumni Affairs Director Mr. Wilfred Oirere and the Communications officer, Mr. Bernard Onditi. They were received by the South Kenya ConferenceExecutive Secretary Pastor Sibiya Miyienda and the Conference president Pastor Joseph Parmanyar who also thanked Baraton for bringing up a campus in Nyanchwa at this right time. Other guests in the function were East Kenya Union Conference President Pastor Jonathan Maangi with his counterpart Executive Secretary Pastor Franklin Wariba.
Meanwhile, Prof Philip Maiyo has beefed up efforts to promote UEAB since he took over as the new Vice Chancellor. He has done vigorous visits to various parts of the country including Mombasa where he has given Key notes on the reasons as to why UEAB is ‘a must join’ campus if we need full baked professionals and a morally upright learned society. He has also made inroads to public meetings with key government officials within Nandi County Government and even at the national level where he has created a positive operational environment with the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya Hon. William Ruto Who is set to officially open the on-going ECD Youth Retreat and Congress from December 22nd to December 27th2014 at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.
WORKING WITH WEST KENYA UNION CONFERENCE
The Vice Chancellor has also been closely working with the host Union, the West Kenya Union Conference on matters education and UEAB at large. On 21st of December 2014, he attended a youth Congress program themed ‘Mentor For Change’ where over 1000 youths from various parts of the Union Conference gathered at Onjiko Boys High School. West Kenya Union Conference Executive Secretary Pastor Japheth Ochorokodi echoed the Vice Chancellors’ sentiment on the reasons to study at UEAB saying it’s a center of spiritual, mental and social excellence. The youth congress was officially closed by West Kenya Union Conference president, Pr Kenneth Maena who spoke to the young people on Sabbath afternoon.