Kibabii University College

 (Kibabii)
  • Public University
  • #046(Kenya university ranking)
  • Bungoma - County
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Kibabii University College - overview

Kibabii University College opened its doors to the first batch of 333 students  on 12th March 2012. Two years down the road, one of the youngest institutions of higher learning, has realized an astronomical growth in population. The University College has a record 2300 student admitted to a rich mix of programmes at undergraduate and post graduate level including Education (Arts and Science), Natural Sciences, Commerce, Computer Science, Social Work, Information Technology and Criminology. Waiting to be rolled out are programmes in Health care and Agriculture.

Kibabii University College is located in one of the most scenic environments one can think off. Built on 70 acres of land, 7 kilometers from Bungoma Town along the Chwele road, the new University College boasts of state of the art buildings reflecting the finest architectural designs. When the last phase of the ultra modern tuition block is completed in 2015, the whole project will have cost the Government of Kenya a whooping 3 billion shillings. The attractive stadium, super modern library, cozy hostels, well equipped kitchen and spacious dining hall combined provide a conducive environment for learning.

Council has embarked on ambitious strategies to acquire, install and commission equipment for learning to compliment the admirable structures. The recent acquisition of computers is a case in point. Another is the deliberate effort to equip the library with top of the range furniture in terms of chairs, carrels and shelves as well as learning resources. Any visitor will agree that the 21st Century library adequately caters for modern learning requirements in all spheres of knowledge.

More importantly and as the University College prepares itself for the award of charter to become a full fledged University, Council has provided structures to recruit highly qualified academic and administrative staff. Most of these are young, versatile and highly qualified persons, with a number being holders of doctor of philosophy degrees. Currently Management of the University College has constituted various committees to craft policies, guidelines and regulations that are in line with the Kenya Constitution 2010 and Commission for University Education standards and regulations. All these are meant to provide a suitable environment to nurture young minds to play their rightful role in the society.

One that has refused to be discouraged by its infancy, the University College has resolved to bench mark and adopt good practice from the older institutions while avoiding templates of mistakes our bigger brothers and sisters have committed. It is in this regard that Kibabii University College has embraced IT in teaching, learning and the conduct of its activities, culminating in its ranking on the web metrics alongside giants on the Kenyan and world academic landscape.

In 2015, Kibabii University College will release its first crop of graduates into the world. We wish to say with confidence that these young men and women have been well trained. Having been injected with innovative capacity, they are ready and raring to compete with graduates from any university worth its name in the world.

We welcome you to join Kibabii where we generate knowledge with a transformational ingredient to foster innovative capacity. At Kibabii University College we pride ourselves in the wealth of resources and ideal atmosphere that will give you the opportunity to unleash your potential, realize your dreams and gain skills to drive future economic growth.

Why Choose Kibabii University College

Philosophy

Kibabii University embodies the view that Science, Technology and Innovation are critical for sustainable utilization of material and human resources for the posterity of the universe.

Vision

To be a global and dynamic University of excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation.

Mission

To achieve excellence in generation, transmission and enhancement of new knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation through quality Teaching, Research, Training, Scholarship, Consultancy and Outreach programmes.

Motto

Knowledge for Development

Values

  • Productivity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Academic freedom
  • Social responsibility
  • Innovation

History of Kibabii University College

The establishment of Kibabii University (KIBU) is traced to the origins of Kibabii teachers’ training college which is the precursor to the current Kibabii University. For more than twenty years, the proposed Kibabii Teachers Training College in Bungoma South district remained a mere dream. On 19th September, 2007, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki graciously presided over a ground breaking ceremony at the proposed site. 

The History of a Teacher Training College in Kibabii dates back to the pre-independence period. The idea was initiated by the Mill Hill Fathers in 1932. This college trained P4’s between 1932 and 1942 and P3’s between 1958 and 1961 in the current St. Mary’s Kibabii High School. However, the college was moved to Eregi (Eregi Teacher Training College) in 1962. 

The idea of Kibabii Teachers College was revisited by the local community in 1978. The Government accepted the idea and the Ministry of Education through Projects Implementation Unit and African Development Bank Tender No. PIN/ADB/BLDG/01/94-95 on construction of Kibabii Primary Teachers Training College gave notice of prequalification of contractors. This resulted into M/C Metic General Contractors being awarded the contract to put Kibabii College in March 1997. However, the African Development Bank soon ceased funding the Kenya Education II project under which Kibabii Teachers College was to be financed. 

In 2007, the government gave Kibabii Teachers’ Training College a new lease of life. What started as a dream was slowly becoming a reality after President Kibaki’s ground breaking ceremony that led to the revival of the project. With the President’s nod, facilities belonging to Ministry of Gender and Social services in Tuuti within Kibabii area were leased to accommodate the first intake of students as construction works at the proposed site were embarked on. That was in December 2007. Due to limited space, second year students used to take lessons in tents provided by UNICEF. The construction works at the college were undertaken by MILICON’S LTD and his team of sub-contractors with a target that the college was to be fully operational by 25th of May 2011. The project had employed 700 workers thus contributing to employment creation in the area. 

Due to a request by the leaders from Bungoma County, His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki, declared that the newly constructed facilities for Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ College be converted to Kibabii University College. This was formalized by the Kenya gazette notice of 12th August 2011 that established Kibabii University College as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology via Legal Notice No.115 of August 2011. 

In 2007, the government gave Kibabii Teachers’ Training College a new lease of life. What started as a dream was slowly becoming a reality after President Kibaki’s ground breaking ceremony that led to the revival of the project. With the President’s nod, facilities belonging to Ministry of Gender and Social services in Tuuti within Kibabii area were leased to accommodate the first intake of students as construction works at the proposed site were embarked on. That was in December 2007. Due to limited space, second year students used to take lessons in tents provided by UNICEF. The construction works at the college were undertaken by MILICON’S LTD and his team of sub-contractors with a target that the college was to be fully operational by 25th of May 2011. The project had employed 700 workers thus contributing to employment creation in the area. 

Due to a request by the leaders from Bungoma County, His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki, declared that the newly constructed facilities for Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ College be converted to Kibabii University College. This was formalized by the Kenya gazette notice of 12th August 2011 that established Kibabii University College as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology via Legal Notice No.115 of August 2011.

Kibabii University College Physical Location

Bungoma, Kenya

Kibabii University College
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