kirinyaga university
  • Kirinyaga University

  • Public University Constituent College
  • #059 Kenyan university ranking
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kirinyaga university


  • Type: Public University Constituent College
  • Main Campus: Nairobi
  • Established: 1987
  • Ranking : #059
  • Post-Graduate: 0 programs
  • Undergraduate: 6 programs
  • Diploma:0 programs
  • Certificate:0 programs
  • Proffessional :0 programs

About Kirinyaga University

kirinyaga university

Kirinyaga University Overview

Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government
through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of
September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of
Agriculture and Technology.

The successor to the Kirinyaga Technical
Institute (KTI), the University College aims at becoming a world class
university of science and technology specializing in industry oriented
innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science, technology and

The main objective of the university is to provide, directly or in
direct through collaboration with other institutions of higher learning,
university education including technology transfer, scientific and
professional education and effective application of knowledge and skills
in life work and welfare of the citizens of Kenya. The University will
aim to play a leading role in the development and expansion of the
opportunities for higher education and research.

The University
is expected to provide and advance university education and training to
appropriately qualified candidates leading to the conferment of degree
and awards of diplomas and certificates.

Kirinyaga University Location

The University College is located approximately 115 Km North East of
Nairobi off Nairobi Sagana-Embu-Highway in Kutus Town, the headquarters
of Kirinyaga County.

Kirinyaga University History

The idea of building Kirinyaga Institute (the predecessor to KYUC) arose
among people of Kirinyaga way back in 1971.Several meetings were held
by the District Local Leaders and decisions and plans were made to build
the institute.

On 5th December 1971,the former head of state
His Excellency the President, Hon. Daniel Arap Moi C.G.H.,M.P. (then
Vice- president) launched the Harambee Fund Raising Drive at the request
of Kirinyaga people.

Kirinyaga County Council set aside 200
acres of land for the institute at Kutus. 40 more acres were also
acquired at Kangaita area. Currently 65 acres are under coffee and about
20 acres under horticulture. The Institute opened doors to the first
students on 2nd March 1977 when 72 students were enrolled,48 of these
students were admitted in the building department while the remainder 24
were enrolled in the clothing department.

Kirinyaga University contact details.

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