Meru University of Science and Technology

 (MUST)
  • Public University
  • #037(Kenya university ranking)
  • Tigania West - Constituency, Meru - County
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Meru University of Science and Technology - overview

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a public university near Meru, Kenya. It is situated in Nchiru, 15 kilometres North East of Meru, along Meru-Makutano-Maua Highway. 

Meru University offers courses in:

  • Engineering,
  • Science,
  • Information Technology
  • Business

 

Currently Meru University has the following campuses and Schools:

Campuses

  • Main Campus - 16 km from Meru Town along Meru Maua Road and opposite the Njuri Ncheke shrine. It is 5 km from Kianjai Market.
  • Meru Town Campus- The offices are on the 2nd floor at Hart Towers, opposite Meru Police Station and Mohammed Moti hardware shop.

Schools

  • School of Information Technology & Engineering
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Pure and Applied sciences
  • School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Education

 

History of Meru University of Science and Technology

The history of Meru University of Science and Technology goes back to 1960s when the Ameru leaders led by the Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders of Meru conceived the idea of establishing an institution of Higher Learning, consequently, the community set aside some 641 acres of land near the Njuri Ncheke Shrine at Nchiru for the said institution of Higher Learning.

Thereafter, the leaders mobilized the Community to raise funds and other resources to start the College and thus Meru College of Technology (MECOTECH) was started which admitted its first students in 1983 to pursue various Diploma and Certificates Courses in Agriculture, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Building and Construction Management, IT, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering and Masonry among other programmes.

On 1st July 2008, through a legal notice, Meru College of Science and Technology was established as a Constituent College of JKUAT, and became fully fledged University on 1st March 2013. To replace MECOTECH, the Government has put up a Modern Technical Institute at Karumo, Athwana -Tigania West to provide basic Technical Skills for students who do not make it to the University.

According to the charter establishing MUST, the mandate of the University is to provide educational opportunities for Kenyans in the fields of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Public Health, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Physical Sciences, Mining, Energy, Water, Education, Forestry, Engineering and Technology among others.

Meru University of Science and Technology Physical Location

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) is situated in Nchiru, 15 kilometres North East of Meru, along Meru-Makutano-Maua Highway.

Meru University of Science and Technology
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