On the 22nd of August 2019, Africa University commissioned into service a state of the art washing and food disposal facility that will see hygiene facilities in the institutions’ dining hall upgraded. Speaking at the commissioning, VC. Prof. Furusa said,
“Africa University is truly blessed. What we dream comes to pass. Let us continue to think and act positively. We are building a world class university brick by brick. We give our future leaders the best. We believe they must experience excellence, in doing so we are preparing them for custodianship. Africa University is Gods’ project!”
The Bonaventure- Ndorimana Dining Hall is in the process of being upgraded to enhance the student experience and create for the institutions’ international student body a truly continental dining experience that reflects the diversity of its community that currently has 22 African nations represented in its student body, and has hosted to date in its 28-year history, students from over 31 African countries.
With funds generously donated by the State Lotteries Fund, the improvement of community hygiene through the installation of a state of the art hand washing and food disposal facility in the Dining Hall, is the first initiative in a multi-phase project that will modernize the space and its amenities to be at par with those in universities globally.
The long term key objectives of the Bonaventure Dining Hall refurbishment project are to, install the latest menu ordering systems and infrastructure to serve meals on time leveraging technology to offer quality and impeccable service, enhance accessibility to students, staff and guests living with disabilities to dining facilities through the installation of disability friendly ramps and amenities and to upgrade facilities and equipment with a view to offering health and safety standards that are at par with the best on the continent and on campuses globally.
Ms. Everlyn Kakuah, the community president for the East African community and a native of Kenya delivered remarks of appreciation on behalf of the students and said,
“We are no longer working towards achieving world class status, we have instead arrived! We are so impressed and appreciative of the constant developments that take place at our university. The pace is unrelenting and we know there are many hands that go into making this happen for us and we thank you so much for all that you do.”
The Student Representative Council Vice President from the Democratic Republic of Congo Mr. Fiston Okito offered tribute to the university leadership and administration for their tireless commitment to the improvement of the quality of student life as well as the State Lotteries Fund for their belief in Africa University and commitment to investing in building the future of Africa through its students. He vowed to lead the student body in working together be stewards and good custodians of the new facilities that continue to be installed throughout the institution.