Adventist University of Africa Celebrates Grand Opening of New Multipurpose Complex

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National leaders and dignitaries join celebration and commend AUA education.

The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) officially opened and dedicated the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on November 3, 2019. 

Among government officials who attended was the cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Education in Kenya, George Magoha. The cabinet secretary read a speech on behalf of the president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Magoha commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church for being strong on education and health. A fact of note is that AUA trains students from across the entire African continent, with current student representation from 30 out of the 54 African countries.

Magoha emphasized the high quality and innovative programs at AUA that reach the highest standard of excellence in education as well as practical relevance. He urged the university to enhance its diversity in programs so as to avoid duplication of programs with other universities. 

  • Guests gather in the 1,200-seat auditorium during the inaugural celebration of the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on the campus of Adventist University of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. [Photo: AUA]
  • Wintley Phipps performs a concert during opening ceremonies of the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on the campus of Adventist University of Africa on November 3, 2019. [Photo: AUA]
  • On November 3, 2019, Kenyan government leaders participate in the ribbon-cutting for the Lindsay Thomas, Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on the campus of Adventist University of Africa. [Photo: AUA]
  • George Magoha, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Education in Kenya, signs the official guest book during grand opening ceremonies for the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on the campus of Adventist University of Africa. [Photo: AUA]
  • Stage view of the new 1,200-seat auditorium in the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex on the campus of Adventist University of Africa. [Photo: AUA]

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