Educartis had the opportunity to speak to Margaret Muhia, a Master of Divinity graduate from Africa International University (AIU). Margaret is currently teaching at Riara University and pursuing a PhD in Education at AIU. She shares her insights on the student experience at AIU and the benefits that the institution has to offer.
What program did you complete and why did you decide to pursue it?
In 2009, I graduated as a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Africa International University (AIU). Currently, I’m pursuing a PhD in Education at AIU itself.
I decided to follow the path of teaching so that I can mentor other students. I believe that teaching constitutes good mentorship, as well as imparting knowledge to willing learners.
Where do you currently work? What is your favourite part of your role?
Working as an adjunct faculty at Riara University, currently, I teach religious studies in their School of Education.
I love teaching using a holistic approach and mentor my students to discover their purpose in life. This is the most effective approach to teaching which I learnt during my postgraduate studies at AIU.
How did your education prepare you for your current career? In your experience, which employability skills are the most important for students to gain during their studies?
AIU uses a holistic approach to educate the learners and it prepared me to be a Christ-centered servant leader. The University doesn’t only look at the student as a cognitive being, instead, they engage him/her in all aspects of life, such as, spiritually, cognitively, socially and emotionally.
AIU seeks to prepare religious leaders who can go out in the community and transform God’s people and the world through innovative programs, research and community programs.
The key skill that I learned at AIU is servanthood with a good attitude. It is also very important to have adaptability, good communication and teamwork skills, reliability, patience, and more.
What did you most enjoy about your student experience?
Interacting with brilliant professors in the most humane way.
Professors at AIU are excellent academics and extremely supportive to the students. It is easy to form meaningful relationships with them. They make an effort to understand our backgrounds and help us achieve our goals. Treating us like a family, they reach out to students and provide support even in personal matters which might be affecting our studies.
Additionally, AIU is highly diverse with students from over 30 countries. We welcome their rich cultures and open doors to ours. By the time of graduation, students have learnt a lot about different cultures and people around the world, along with gaining an outstanding academic experience.
Check out the programs offered at Africa International University.
What advice would you give to new students who are about to begin their higher education journey?
In a world where people are selfish and ungodly, where the ‘end’ matters more than the ‘means’, choose AIU where you will not only be given the ‘value for your money’ but ‘a lifetime transformation’ making you ‘outstand’ wherever you go.
You can find Margaret Muhia on LinkedIn.
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