According to Junias Wahome a leader in charge of the orientation process, the admission of 486 new students on the first day of orientation is a record set after less than 200 students were admitted during the June 2017 intake. The team is expecting more than 300 new students throughout the week.
“ Here at the registration desk we’re receiving the highest intake ever and we as the doulos are understaffed. Never in our history have we ever grouped 18 students under one parent, it is hectic and we are under pressure,” said the third year International relations major.
The orientation process started at 9 am where the new students were divided into groups and parents taken around the school.
“ We were among the first arrivals in the morning and it was a bit slow but eventually everything went well. Daystar is a nice campus with great investments,” said James Chege, a parent to a new commerce student.
At the chapel, parents had a sermon together with University Vice-chancellor Dr. Timothy Wachira, Daystar University Parents Association (DUPA)chair, Mrs. Dorothy Ng’ethe , Deans of schools, faculty members and DUPA representatives.
“When I brought my child to Daystar, I knew the institution was Christian based and so when when I came and we had to have a sermon, I felt positive, ” affirmed Marriam Mwalo a new parent at the University.
Dr. Timothy Wachira urged the parents to ensure they leave the right reference details concerning their children.
Parents were also informed about Qwetu homes which has partnered with Daystar University for the first time to offer hostel services.
Speaking to Involvement newspaper, Tracy Mwatela a new student said she was enjoying the orientation process.
“ I like the university, it is so clean. I am also glad that I have met with some of my high school friends,” she said.