Sports & Recreation Department

The Sports and Recreation department is overwhelmed with Joy for the miracle God has done to enhance better results for our university, this academic year 2023/2024, our students managed to bring five trophies in athletics, Music Festival, Volleyball, and Netball in various league tournament. This has created visibility and networks in the entire university and the Office of Student Affairs & Community Life.

The opportunity given to our students to explore their talents has built good networks by making our students interact with others outside there during competitions. The presence of technical expertise in various disciplines of sports and arts has made our students learn coaching skills as evidenced during Culture Week and Inter-School competitions. The skills gained have made them earn a living in various industries.

The opportunity given to our students by the university has built their professionalism in nurturing them to be better people in the world.  In their participation in Kenya Universities Sports Federations (KUSF) and Kenya Universities Performing Arts (KUPAA) Festivals, they acquire certificates that make them exceptional and hence easily secure jobs due to those additional advantages.

Our name is now flourishing outside there due to the commitment, patriotism, and dedication of our students who spread the good gospel to people outside there. May the lord grant them favor to continue exercising the same talent to explore themselves and create visibility for Africa International University.

Below is the current performance of our sports and recreation activities for the Kenya Universities Sports Federation and Kenya Performing Arts Association.

  • Athletics track and field event- our student participated at the National level organized by Kenya Universities Sports Federation held at Kenyatta University and our men's team finished position three out of twenty universities.
  • Table Tennis men- They were eliminated at the quarter-final at the regional level by Strathmore University during the Nairobi South Kenya Universities Sports Federation tournament at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
  • Badminton men and women- They were eliminated at regionals at the quarterfinals by Machakos University.
  • Netball ladies’ team- They were position two at regional and qualified for national playoffs held at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. They were eliminated at the group stage by Kenya University and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology hence in overall they position 27 out of 33 universities.
  • Volleyball ladies’ team- They were position three at the regional level out of eight universities.
  • Football men’s team- They were in position three out of nine universities in pool B and hence qualified to the quarterfinal in which they were eliminated by Zetech University
  • Basketball men- They finished in position eleven out of sixteen universities at the regional level
  • Football ladies- Their performance has improved, they finished position four out of nine universities at the regional level
  • Dart and chess- They played at Regional, but they were eliminated at stages.
  • Volleyball men- This was the only team that performed unexcepted since they finished position 13 out of 13 universities, we believe they will improve next time.
  • The department has also initiated Handball and Karate sports to ensure students are fully exposed to sports to sharpen their careers in all aspects.

Clubs and Association

  • Environment club, some students have a shamba system where they grow their crops and also do seedling planting, especially during environment day.
  • Bio Cosmos clubs- the members were invited for a debate at Dayster University, and they attained position 12 out of 16 universities although it was their first time participating.
  • Drama club- They were eliminated at the regional level held at Multimedia University, the event was so competitive since the organizers (KUPAA) only picked position one and two. Most of our items were position three and below. We believe next season we will be amongst those qualifying for nationals.
  • Music club- They qualified for Kenya University Music Festivals held at the Technical University of Mombasa and they managed to be in position one in Karaoke Singing and Mashup hence awarded two trophies.
  • Journalism club- The club has started well, currently, they are creating content weekly on the activities that are happening at the university and posting them on the AIU Students Affairs Facebook page as well as various WhatsApp platforms.
  • Culture week- on March 2024 we had diverse communities celebrating their cultural values on the theme of preserving ethical values. Below are communities that explore and exhibit the origin of their cultures and how they preserved their ethical values. The students exercised the practices through Songs, poetry, plays, mime, narratives, and solo verses as well as through biblical understanding of the cultures.
    1. Kikuyu
    2. Ugandans
    3. Ethiopians
    4. Burundians
    5. West Africans
    6. Kalenjins
    7. Luos
    8. South Sudan
    9. Coastal community
    10. Aguisii
    11. Maasai
    12. Luhyas amongs others

A sporting community is a healthy community and a healthy community is a productive community.

Sports Officer

Sports Scholarship

This is a scholarship aimed at promoting exceptional talents in various student activities with the aim of developing a wholistic student as well as marketing AIU to the outside world. This scholarship is offered to students with outstanding performance in various activities such as:  

  • Chapel and spiritual formation
  • Sports
  • Music and Drama, etc.

Continuing students must demonstrate outstanding performance in their area either as individuals or teams as determined by the evaluating body and approved by the scholarship committee. For continuing students, the committee will award 10% of tuition fee to the most talented student; 15 % fee waiver to individual or teams that represent the university at regional level; 20% to teams or individuals who represent the university at national level and 30% to teams or individuals who represent the university at international level such as All Africa University Games and International University Sports Federation. AIU will seek to recruit exceptionally talented students by offering this scholarship; such students will be awarded a 75% of the tuition fees for the first semester, upon meeting the admission criteria.

The AIU student recruitment team will search and tap talents straight from the high school, to identify the talented students and follow them up in their schools to make them an offer for student activities scholarships.
The shortlisted prospective student will be forwarded to the scholarship committee by the Admission office for consideration, with the necessary documentation.