Senator Gichuhi supports university college push at Alphacrucis College

Joint Press release – Senator Lucy Gichuhi and Alphacrucis College

For release 19th February 2019

Senator Lucy Gichuhi (Former Chair of the Education and Employment Committee) has given her support to Alphacrucis College and their move towards gaining university college status, as well as joining the celebration of their 71st year of excellence as a leading Australasian Christian Higher Education Institution.

“Education alleviates poverty,” the Senator said “In my own life experience I have experienced first-hand the trials of poverty while growing up in Kenya. Faith-based tertiary education plays a key role in providing solutions and opportunities in the Australian higher education system.”

Alphacrucis College (AC) is a leading Australasian Higher Education Institution that is Pentecostal-aligned and has a reputation for excellence in student care, teaching and research. The College has over 3500 students spread across 10 locations within Australia and overseas and has three faculties: (1) Theology, (2) Education, Arts and Social Science, and (3) Business. They are seeking university college status in early 2020.

The President of AC, Professor Stephen Fogarty, welcomed the Senator’s support saying “As a faith-based tertiary institution we are able to provide a unique educational perspective on all spheres of civil society, and our move towards university college status will add to the rich diversity of Australian Higher education”.

“With 125 million Pentecostal Christians in South-East Asia and half a billion globally there is a real opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in educational export within this market” President Fogarty remarked “The Senator embodies the College’s vision for the significant role education can play in lifting people out of poverty, developing servant faith and equipping people for leadership. We are honoured to have her support.”

Senator Gichuhi will be giving a speech at Alphacrucis College at 30 Cowper St. Parramatta NSW at 10:00am on Tuesday 19 Feb 2018. Media are invited to attend, and the Senator will provide the opportunity for some questions afterwards.

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