“At such times, some of you may be tempted to give in to actions that question your integrity,” Bishop Wainaina said and pleaded, “Do not give in to these temptations. Stay strong and God will reward you.”
To CUEA students, the 63-year-old Kenyan Prelate said, “Look to your lecturers and staff for guidance, listen to them, emulate their good deeds and take advantage of them when you are here to learn as much as you can.”
“Learn to have your faith guided by CUEA’s core values and always keep God in your hearts,” he further said and encouraged all to “always pray, work hard and aspire to live how Jesus taught us; consecrate the society in the truth.”
During the Convocation ceremony attended by a limited number of people in line with COVID-19 protocols, 36 bright but needy students were awarded with the Cardinal Otunga Memorial Scholarship fund 2020 to enable them pursue their studies at the institution.
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Established on September 29, 2005, the fund is in honor of Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, one of the founding fathers and trustees of the university.
Since its inception 15 years ago, the scholarship fund has benefited approximately 300 bright but needy students, according to the university’s VC.
“I know of a student who sells sweet potatoes and arrowroots; I know a student who sells second hand clothes to meet their own academic needs. We have made them move on with their education,” CUEA VC, Fr. Stephen said referencing some of the beneficiaries of Cardinal Otunga Memorial Scholarship fund.
He added, “CUEA is an institution of mercy, an institution that reaches out to those in need and an institution that God inspires to the identity of the Catholic faith and tradition.”
Established in 1984 by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), CUEA strives to be a world class University producing transformative leaders for Church and Society.