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The JUEA family congratulates and wishes well Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., upon his appointment as the new Principal of Hekima College.Prior to this Fr. Orobator was the Provincial of Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (AOR).We are indebted to his diligent leadership and support which have brought JUEA project thus far. He remains a full-time member of the core planning team of JUEA.Asante sana (Thank you very much), Bator!!!

We also congratulate Fr. Jerome Manyahi, S.J., a member of the core planning team of JUEA, upon successful completion of his PhD in physics at Loyola College, Chennai, India.His doctoral dissertation was "The Logical Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: The Role of Probability Theory in the Description of Quantum Reality."Hongera (Congratulation), Jerome!!!


In the last few months, I have been privileged to visit and interact with students from the five Jesuit high schools in Eastern Africa. I was overwhelmingly impressed to listen to the hopes and dreams of these students. The majority of students I spoke to want to be: doctors so that they can heal people; lawyers so that they can fight for justice; and business people in order to ensure accountability.

Their desire for transformative education has been a source of encouragement to the JUEA team as we work towards establishing a university that will develop leaders with the capability to build a more just and humane society. I credit our accomplishments thus far to all the Jesuits of Eastern Africa, our collaborators and friends who continue to support us in various ways with their time, talent, and treasure.

As always, we are grateful for your feedback on the past issues of this newsletter. On our part, we will continue to inform, share, call to action and elicit support from you. Asante Sana (Thank you very much)!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year’s blessings.

Fr. Fidelis Udahemuka, S.J

JUEA Executive Director and Project Developer



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