A WARM WELCOME FOR THE PARENTS OF THE NEW STUDENTS
New students joining the May 2018 Semester were received at the Athi River campus on Monday 4th June for a one-week orientation programme. The First year students joining various academic programs were accompanied by their parents, guardians and relatives who were hosted to a welcome tea by the Vice-Chancellor and senior University officials.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Prof. James Kombo thanked the parents for choosing Daystar University for their children’s education. Among the new parents this semester was the Governor for West Pokot County Hon. Prof. John Krop Lonyangapuo, a number of excited Daystar alumni, repeat parents and administrators from other universities. “Daystar is one of the oldest universities in Kenya and we value its Christian foundation” said Prof. Lonyangapuo.
Another parent Prof. Charles Oduko, who is the Dean School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, and an adjunct at Boston College Massachusetts had this to say, “I chose Daystar because it offers liberal arts. This is something I feel all Kenyan universities should adopt. I preferred Daystar for my daughter who has enrolled to study Psychology and Counseling, because Daystar does not only deal with the psychological aspect but the spiritual aspect as well.”
Prof. Kombo assured the parents that all Daystar programmes are accredited by the Commission for University Education.
The Acting DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Bernard Boyo thanked the parents for choosing to bring their children to Daystar. “We assure you that we shall embrace them and walk with them,” stated Prof. Boyo. He went on to explain that Excellence, Transformation and Servant-leadership is what makes Daystar different. “For a person to be educated it goes beyond knowledge, that’s why we add into our curriculum programs that not only engage the mind but the total person.”
Assistant Chaplain Rev. Josphat Musili told the parents that God is able to provide what they need for their sons’ and daughters’ education. “He has the best interest of your son/daughter; you can trust him,” Rev. Musili said.