KINSHASA, MAY 18, 2021 (CISA) – Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, Archbishop of Kinshasa on May 14 signed a decree creating a diocesan owned University in Kinshasa.
Speaking during the event held at the Cardinal Monsengwo School Complex in Kinshasa, Cardinal Ambongo said he hoped the newly created Omnia Omnibus University (Omnia University) will respond more closely and primarily to the needs of society and the Church of Kinshasa.
“This university has great pastoral importance. The diocese of Kinshasa, which accompanies a large number of children and young people, wants to offer them a full course of education, which seems to me to be more responsible pastorally, that is to say, to provide the young people of our diocese with a full support, from kindergarten through primary, secondary to university,” he said.
The university will offer training in Human Sciences, Technological Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences.
The motto of the university will be ‘Science, Conscience and Excellence’.
“This young university counts on the support of the clergy and the faithful of the diocese,” Professor Albert Malukusa, president of the ad hoc committee responsible for the university said adding that, Omnia University should reflect the vitality of the diocese of Kinshasa.
“…the sense of responsibility, commitment and seriousness that our university demands of all the key players in university life with a view to a profound transformation of our society. We expect the ideal of the Congolese training as a reference model to make it possible to make a difference in the field,” Professor Malukusa added.
Omnia University will operate on the site of four establishments: the Faculty of Development Institute, the Catholic Institute of Kinshasa and the major Saints Kaggwa and John XXII Seminaries, before its final establishment on a site of more than 1,000 hectares, east of Kinshasa. It will start its activities during the academic year 2021-2022.