kenya highlands evangelical university
  • Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

  • Private University
  • #063 Kenyan university ranking
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kenya highlands evangelical university


  • Type: Private University
  • Main Campus: Nairobi
  • Established: 1987
  • Ranking : #063
  • Post-Graduate: 0 programs
  • Undergraduate: 4 programs
  • Diploma:0 programs
  • Certificate:0 programs
  • Proffessional :0 programs

About Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

kenya highlands evangelical university

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University Overview

KHEU is in the heart of Kenya’s tea producing region and numerous well-known International Tea companies are located here. 

KHEU earned University status in 2011 after being a Bible School/College (KHBC) for more than 50 years.  During
those years producing hundreds of graduates many of whom have gone on
to become leaders in various institutions throughout Kenya and East
Africa.  KHEU is the only University whose main campus is in the Kericho area.  Known
for its quality programs, excellent and committed faculty, KHEU is
determined to keep its costs low to serve those who otherwise would need
to forgo a University education.  However, we seek every
opportunity to improve the scope and variety of our programs and to
prepare our students to meet and to become leaders in meeting the
challenges of today and tomorrow. 

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University Location

Kericho, Kenya

Why Choose Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

The Mission of Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

The mission of KHEU is to advance the Kingdom of God and serve
society through promotion of a Christo-centric education within the
Wesleyan tradition by integrating faith with scholarship and inspiring
servant leaders.


The Core Values of Kenya Highlands Evangelical University

The University embraces the following core values that inform our
decision making, direct our daily lives, and guide our relationships:

  • Excellence 
  • Integrity 
  • Teamspirit
  • Globalmission
  • Equal opportunities
  • Servanthood

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University History

The ideological heritage of educational instruction at Kenya
Highlands Evangelical University dates back to 1932 when missionaries of
World Gospel Mission saw the need for training their converts.

This instruction not only needed to cover biblical and
ministry-related subjects, but also teacher training. Teachers were
prepared for the sixteen primary schools the mission had started. These
first teachers also served as preachers in their communities.

A school first started in 1936 in the Sotik area as a Teachers Bible
School and met in various locations.  In 1944, the school was
officially opened as Sotik Bible School and courses continued to combine
training techniques in primary school teaching and Bible.

The following year, the Bible School students were separated from
the teacher training group as the need for trained leadership for the
church grew. In 1950 the school was relocated from Sotik to Cheptenye in
Belgut area.

Due to the need for more space to develop
classrooms, dormitories, library and chapel facilities and staff
housing, another plot was sought which would be separate from the
established mission stations. The present site was acquired in 1953, and
in 1955 Kenya Highlands Bible School was begun, offering a two-year
Bible programme leading to the Christian Workers Certificate. In 1957
the course was upgraded to include a three-year programme leading to a
diploma in Bible.

In 1962, the level of admission and training
was again elevated to provide training on a secondary level in both
biblical and secular subjects, and the name was changed to Kenya
Highlands Bible College.  In 1967 the college started offering secondary
school education up to 1973 when it ceased offering O-level.

In 1970 the Bible College Council was constituted, drawing its
membership equally from the church and the mission, and charged with the
responsibility of managing the institution and improving the academic
standards.  In 1971 the college admitted its first class of
post-secondary students into a four-year curriculum, modeled after
degree-granting Bible colleges in North America, leading to the degree
of Bachelor of Religion in Biblical Studies.

In 1989 the college
was registered by the Commission for Higher Education to operate as a
private College and was given candidency for accreditation.
TheUniversity Council and the Administration have been meeting regularly
with the Commission to bring facilities and academic programmes up to
recognized University standards. The newly named Kenya Highlands
Evangelical University recieved its Charter on the 23rd March
2011,presented by H.E The President Hon. Mwai Kibaki. KHEU is now a
fully-fledged insitution of higher learning after recieving its

Throughout their history, the Africa Gospel Church and World Gospel
Mission have sought to respond to the needs of the church and community
by developing and upgrading their educational training programmes. The
current upgrading to Kenya Highlands Evangelical University is a product
of this development as the University continues to strive to be faithful
to scriptural truth and relevant to its culture by its educational
objective of equipping students for ministry through academic excellence
and practical experience.

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University contact details.

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