Universities Kenya

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Africa Nazarene University  
In the early 1980’s, the challenges that the Nazarene Church saw in Africa demanded setting up training facility for the clergy. As a result the Church set out to establish an institution of Higher Education. In its Africa-wide search for a suitable location, the Kenya 1985 Universities Act provision for establishment of a private university provided a ready answer.

Daystar University  
Daystar’s origins go back to 1967 when Dr. Donald K. Smith, an American missionary, and S.E.M. Pheko, an African educator, founded Daystar Communications to evaluate various media used in communicating the message of Christ; to analyze the target audience of such messages; and, to design and develop more effective communication strategies for reaching such audiences. Today there are thousands of Daystar graduates dispersed throughout Africa who are providing leadership in churches, ministry organizations and in every aspect of African society. Tomorrow there will be tens of thousands.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology  
JKUAT is located some 36KMs North East of Nairobi, in between Ruiru and Thika. Its Sorrounded by a fast growing Juja town which grew and still growing as a result of the University. It was started as the Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT) by the government of Kenya as an institution of higher learning with the generous assistance from the Japanese government.

Kabarak University  
Kabarak University is Christian Private University established in 2000. The setting up of the institution was as a result of the forward vision of the Chancellor His Excellency Daniel T. arap Moi who wanted to set up a reputable Christian Liberal Arts, Science and Technology University. The University opened its doors to the first batch of students in September 2002. The University is operating under a letter of interim Authority granted by the Kenya Government. The letter of Interim Authority was presented to the University by the Commission for Higher Education, Kenya, on 16th October and therefore allowing the institution to award degrees. Vision The vision of Kabarak University is to become an International center of learning in Science, Technology and Business enterprise. Mission Statement The University’s mission is to provide holistic quality education to the youth as well as other age groups, equipping them with knowledge, practical skills and Christian moral values necessary for the service of God and humanity. The University serves the local communities, the nation and the world through the creation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge, within the context of Biblical Christianity.

Kenya Methodist University  
One of our country's new gems in the education sector, Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) was awarded its Charter on June 28th 2006 by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki. The coming of KEMU in Meru was a long process in educational planning and development. The Kenya Methodist University came as a logical step toward educational excellence as the focus of the Church in pursuance of its holistic Gospel. However, the University was not established as an isolated project.At least two institutions namely; Kaaga Rural Training Centre and Methodist Training Institute consecutively formed the basic foundation, in form of physical and other infrastructure in the establishment of Kenya Methodist University. With an increased population, rising unemployment of the youth and poor land use in the 1950s, local church leaders hatched the idea of training local people to become self- reliant through training in agriculture, motor mechanics and carpentry. Consequently, a local committee was formed and funds were sought from Christian Aid in Britain through the NCCK to develop a training centre.

Kenya School of Professional Studies  
Over the last twenty three (23) years, KSPS has grown from a small college operating from rented premises in the city centre in the first eight years, to one of the leading tertiary institutions in Kenya with a purpose built campus, Inoorero Centre. From offering professional courses in banking, accountancy and insurance to a handful of students, we have become a college of repute that designs and delivers programs tailored to the Kenyan economy. Our total student population today is over two thousand five hundred (2,500) and growing. The consistent growth that we have realised over the years is a reflection of the quality of our courses and the commitment of our staff. We have never wavered in our efforts to provide quality training and education in line with our motto “committed to excellence”. Vision To be the college of choice in eastern Africa for developing 21st century professionals and managers Mission To provide quality training and development for professionals and managers in eastern Africa, while giving due recognition to our stakeholders

Kenyatta University  
Hello and welcome to Kenyatta University. When you come to Kenyatta University, you discover that you have arrived at a special place. The University’s main campus is set on a 1,000 acres pleasant surrounding conducive to academic work, and has a rich tradition like the annual culture week which endears people from diverse backgrounds. Kenyatta University is home to some of the world’s top scholars, researchers and experts in their fields. We pride ourselves on providing high quality programmes that attract individuals who wish to be globally employable. And we have invested heavily to offer our students technologically advanced facilities, strong academic programmes and a nurturing environment in which to learn and grow.

Moi University  
Moi University was established in 1984 by an Act of Parliament as the second Public University in Kenya. Since its inception, it has advanced to be Kenya's leading university in teaching, research and development... Moi University is located in Eldoret, a distance of 310 Kilometers Northwest of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. It was established as the second Public University in Kenya by an Act of Parliament, the Moi University Act of 1984. Moi University was established as an institution of Science and Technology with relatively small component of arts based programmes. The first group of 83 students was admitted in 1984 through a transfer from the Department of Forestry, University of Nairobi. It was the first department in the pioneer Faculty of Forest Resources and Wildlife Management. Since then, the University has experienced phenomenal growth from the initial one Faculty in 1984 to 13 Schools in 2006 spread across the campuses of Moi University

Mombasa Polytechnic  
Our Vision To be a center of excellence in technical and vocational education and training producing highly disciplined skilled proffessioinals who meet who meet the requirements of local industry and also attractive to the international labour market. Our Mission To provide high and excellent training in specialized disciplines and produce Graduates with desirable Attitudes Skills and knowledge for the Kenyan labour market and beyond Historical Background This institution of higher learning has passed through three distinct phases to become what it is now. The institution has been offering technical education to students pursuing professional courses in the various fields of engineering, Applied Sciences, commerce and now entrepreneurship.


Strathmore University  
Strathmore College was started in 1961 as an Advanced-level Sixth Form College offering Science and Arts subjects by a group of professionals, who formed a charitable Educational Trust (now the Strathmore Educational Trust). Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, inspired and encouraged them to start the College. In March 1966, the first intake of Accountancy students, twenty-five in number, joined the Sixth Form students, and began preparing for the examinations of the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). These first Accountancy students were sponsored by Shell East Africa, BAT ( East Africa ) and the East African Breweries. At this time Strathmore College was unique as a fully integrated post-Form 4 institution offering both academic and professional courses.

United States International University  
The United States International University - a unique and remarkable institution of higher learning. Our concept, experienced by thousands of successful alumni around the globe, is simple: gather students from diverse cultures at a university located in beautiful surroundings and challenge them to learn. It began in 1952 with a dream of Dr. William Rust, who founded United States International University. Dr. Rust’s vision was to bring together people of the world based on the belief that neither nations nor individuals can flourish in isolation. As such the overriding philosophy of the University is global understanding and cooperation through quality education. USIU in Nairobi was founded in 1969 when it was granted a Presidential Charter by President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta making it the first and only secular university in East Africa.

University of Eastern Africa, Baraton  
HISTORY OF UEAB The beginning of the Seventh-day Adventist education in this part of Africa dates back to the establishment of the Seventh-day dvenntist Church in the region. With the earliest church having been established in Tanzania in 1903, followed by more work around Lake Victoria in Kenya in 1906. In 1927 work started in Uganda and in 1928 what is now known as Kamagambo Adventist College was established near Kisii town. Many priimary and secondary schools have since been established.

University of Nairobi  
Vision A world-class African University and a community of scholars committed to the promotion of academic achievement and excellence in research as an embodiment of the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community. The inception of the University of Nairobi is traced back to 1956, with the establishment of the Royal Technical College which admitted its first lot of A-level graduates for technical courses in April the same year. The Royal Technical College was transformed into the second University College in East Africa on 25th June, 1961 under the name Royal College Nairobi and was admitted into a special relations with the University of London whereupon it immediately began preparing students in the faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering for award degrees of the University of London. Meanwhile, students in other faculties such as the Faculty of Special Professional Studies (later renamed Faculty of Commerce) and Faculty of Architecture continued to offer diplomas for qualifications of professional bodies/ institutions.