kibabii university college
  • Kibabii University College

  • Public University Constituent College
  • #046 Kenyan university ranking
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kibabii university college


  • Type: Public University Constituent College
  • Main Campus: Nairobi
  • Established: 1987
  • Ranking : #046
  • Post-Graduate: 0 programs
  • Undergraduate: 14 programs
  • Diploma:0 programs
  • Certificate:0 programs
  • Proffessional :0 programs

About Kibabii University College

kibabii university college

Kibabii University College Overview

Tuesday 12th March 2014 Kibabii University College celebrated its third
birthday. The 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Kibabii University College Location

Bungoma, Kenya

Kibabii University College History

establishment of Kibabii University College (KIBUCO) is traced to the
origins of Kibabii teachers training college which is the precursor to
the current Kibabii University College.

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
P4s between 1932 and 1942 and P3s between 1958 and 1961 in the current
St. Marys Kibabii High School. However, the college was moved to Eregi
(Eregi Teacher Training College) in 1962.

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.

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 Kibakis ground breaking ceremony that led to the revival of
the project.

With the Presidents 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 MILICONS 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.

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 contact details.

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