Campus Years: Derrick Deya : Graduate Research Assistant and Lecturer at The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) Ongata Rongai, Kenya.
I Avoided Girls like Plague at the Campus
by Silas Nyamweya
When did you join the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB?)
I joined the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB) in 1997 for a Bachelors of Arts degree (BA English/History).
How was the learning experience?
Learning at UEAB was fun as we had to interact with lecturers and students from all over the world. This exposed us to the outside world while at home. UEAB also made us learn things from a Christian perspective since it is a Seventh Day Adventist institution of higher learning.
Your most memorable time in campus?
My most memorable time in campus was when I appeared in the dean`s list for the first time for having attained a GPA of 3.80. Appearing in the dean`s list was a privilege of the few.
Who were your best and worst lecturers at the University? Why?
I had four favorable lecturers, Dr. Argwings Otieno and Dr. Hulda Amenya taught us English and Literature. Prof. Mwangi Wa-G and Pr. Nathan Ogeto made History units fun. My least favorite lecturer was one who made us attend lectures on Sundays when I was supposed to be in the field playing football.
Which were your favorite and worst units? Why?
My favorite unit was History of America because it made me understand America like the back of my hand. The worst unit was a general requirement called Music Appreciation, it was forcing me to listen to some old boring classical pieces.
Which hustle were you doing in campus to survive?
I did not have a hustle in campus but did some paid student labor in the business office to help me pay for my school fees.
What was your dating life like in campus?
I never date in campus until I cleared my undergraduate; I was a book worm and spent most of my free time in the Library.