Schools & Universities in Kenya

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University of Nairobi

Kenya Nairobi January 2017

The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national, regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations… [+] in basic sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. Through module II (continuing education) programmes, invaluable opportunity has been opened to hundreds of Kenyans and non-Kenyans, on a paying basis, who meet university admission requirements, but who have not been able to access university education due to restricted intake into the regular programmes that is determined by limited resource allocation by Government. In this effort, the location of the seven campuses of the University in the capital city and its environs and facilitating easy access, has been an asset that has seen the university increasingly become the busy hub and citadel of academic activity at all times. In addition to the regular and evening and weekend programmes, classes are conducted at the University's Extra Mural Centres located at the country's county headquarters. The university is proud of its distinguished record of achievements in teaching, research, development and consultancy while strategizing for a greater future as the centre of academic, research and professional excellence. Country: Kenya Kenya became independent in December 1963. The republic is approximately 582,644 square Kilometers and lies astride the equat6r on the Eastern seaboard of Africa. Kenya's coastline on the Indian Ocean stretches from the Somalia border in the north, to Tanzania in the south, a distance of 620 kilometers' Kenya lies between Somalia to the East, Ethiopia to the North, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the West and Tanzania to the South. The country is cut across by the Great Rift Valley which runs from North to South and whose depth is between 610 and 914 meters below the rest of the landscape. Altitude governs the climate of different parts of Kenya. The land above 1609 meters enjoys a climate with good rainfall. Being on the equator, there are no marked seasonal changes. In most parts of the country there are two rainy seasons - "long" and "short" rains. The economy of Kenya, at present, depends mainly on agriculture (tea, coffee, dairy produce, meat, sisal, pyrethrum) and tourism. There is fairly extensive light industry in Nairobi and to a lesser extent in other large towns. One tourist attraction is the large variety of flora and fauna to be found in the National Parks. Kenya's population is about 38 million with a concentration in the central and western parts of the country. The northern and north eastern parts of the country have sparse population due to the semi desert climatic conditions prevalent there. City: Nairobi The University is situated in Nairobi, a fast growing city with a population of over 3.5 million. The city center has an area of over 700 square kilometers and stands at an altitude of 1,675 meters above sea level. It is 140 kilometers south of the equator and some 480 kilometres west of the Indian Ocean This beautiful city experiences no real winter or summer because it is near the equator and at a high altitude. The days in Nairobi are warm and the nights cool for the greater part of the year. With the temperature rarely rising above 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) in the middle of the day or falling below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) at night, Nairobi enjoys a temperate climate. The hottest periods, however, occur between January and March and August and October with the coolest period in July. The long rains fall from the end of March to the end of May while the short rains are experienced from the end of October to December. The average annual rainfall is about 2000 mm. Nairobi is the capital, commercial, administrative and cultural centre of Kenya. In Nairobi are found the Parliament Buildings, Headquarters of Government Ministries and Departments. Also, the city is home to City Hall, State House, National Museums of Kenya, Snake Park, Aviary, Arboretum, Mosques, Municipal Markets, Art Galleries, Kenyatta International Conference Centre which houses one of the largest Conference Halls in the World, about a dozen cinemas, numerous hotels, coffee houses and beautiful parks. [-]


Kenyatta University

Kenya Nairobi January 2017

When you come to Kenyatta University, you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and serene surrounding conducive to academic and intellectual growth. Kenyatta University is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields. We pride ourselves in providing high quality programmes that attract individuals who wish to be globally competitive. To achieve t… [+] his, we have invested heavily in infrastructure and facilities to offer our students the best experience in quality academic programmes under a nurturing environment in which our students learn and grow. Kenyatta University is one of the leading universities in Kenya judging by the quality of our graduates. Our aim is not only to maintain this position, but to improve further and attain our vision of becoming a world-class university that is committed to quality and relevance. What gives graduates of Kenyatta University a cutting edge over their peers is the University’s emphasis on practical hands-on knowledge and the skills training imparted to its students. Towards this noble end, Kenyatta University has established meaningful links with industrial partners, who guide the University on practical, professional requirements which need to be built into programmes at Kenyatta University. As a result, the University’s courses give our graduates a distinct advantage in the workplace. Already, many of our graduates are exposed to new employment opportunities by accessing industrial attachments during their study, or through course related placements. Accreditations Commission of University Education. Inter-university Council for East Africa Africa Association of Universities International Association of Universities Commonwealth Universities. Vision Statement "To be a dynamic, an inclusive and a competitive centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to humanity.” Mission Statement "To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship,service, innovation and creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.” Identity Statement "A community of scholars committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge and cultivation of wisdom for the welfare of society.” Philosophy Statement “Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge.” Objectives The objectives of Kenyatta University are to: Promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programmes and alternative modes of delivery using, among others, modern technologies. Enhance the level of participation in research, dissemination and preservation of knowledge for both academic and societal development. Promote human resource development and proactive management practices, as well as good governance, to enhance service delivery. Provide an environment that nurtures excellence and high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and community service. Create equal opportunities for those qualified to pursue university education. Institutionalise quality assurance practices in planning, implementation and evaluation of the University’s core functions in order to meet the set goals. Promote the development of the students welfare systems for the attainment of academic excellence and an all-round education. Provide facilities in collaboration with other approved institutions for enhancing access to higher education [-]


Kenya School of Flying

Courses Kenya Nairobi January 2017

Kenya School of Flying is a professional flight training school based in Kenya. Our main campus is situated at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, other flight bases are at Malindi, Orly Airpark and Ukunda airstrip. We provide personalized training and students have full access to our simulator and aircraft for practical. Students are assured of graduating with excellent flying skills for their goals of flying in any airline. Our Equipment and Facilities Full Motion… [+] Flight Simulator The Kenya School of Flying is the first aviation school in Africa to acquire the state of art Redbird FMX twin-engine, full motion and full vision simulator. It allows students to gain valuable training and experience at less than half the cost of the equivalent training in a twin-engine aircraft. Training Fleet The Kenya School of Flying has a dedicated fleet of 21 training aircraft and growing, the largest in Kenya. Accommodation, Meals and Transportation We offer accommodation at our 3 sites outside Nairobi, for students at our Nairobi site we provide advice on the best places to find local accommodation. Residential self-contained bandas/cottages are available at the Orly and Ukunda campuses, and a hostel in Malindi for both national and international students. Meals are served, and local transport is arranged as needed. Pilot Shop A variety of items needed for flight training are available at the shop, including: All textbooks required for PPL/CPL Pilot uniform items (shirts, trousers, epaulettes, t-shirts, polo shirts, “wings”) Some novelty items Knee Boards Maps (Route, Sectional) Pilot Operating Handbooks for C150/172/208 and PA28/34 Headsets (Sennheiser) GPS (Garmin Aera 500) Log Books [-]


The Presbyterian University of East Africa

Kenya Kikuyu January 2017

THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Welcome to the School of Education whose goal is to train and produce professionals who will uphold and creatively demonstrate high morals and ethics at work and in society. They will carry out their duties to serve God and humanity. Our graduates will demonstrate relevant knowledge and competence as educators, counselors, sociologists, managers, consultants in various institutions including schools, colleges and in society at large. The prospective… [+] educators, counselors and teachers are expected to influence the society through positive moral and spiritual values. The School of Education therefore has positioned itself to meet this great need through designing, developing and implementing quality, flexible and varied curricula and specific programmes. Our philosophy The School of Education philosophy is to offer education that makes graduates self-directed, creative and transformative in line with the University’s motto of ‘Finding new paths. WE believe in the principle that education should produce wholistic individuals who can serve God and humanity and make positive contributions to the society. Our offer We offer a wide range of degree and diploma programmes including Bachelor of Education in Arts (B. Ed. (Arts)) and Bachelor of Education in Science (B. Ed. (Science)), Diploma of Education in Arts, Science, Early Childhood Education and Special Needs Education (Dip. Ed. (Arts)/Dip Ed. (Science), Dip. Ed. (ECE) and Dip. Ed. (SNE). The school will also offer degree programmes in Early Childhood Education (B. Ed. (ECE) and Special Needs Education (B. Ed. (SNE) as well as postgraduate degrees in Educational Management (M. Ed. (Ed. Management), and Curriculum (M. Ed. (Curriculum studies). Purpose Our degree and diploma programmes prepare students for the job market in the education sector and beyond. They acquire knowledge, skills and educational strategies which prepare them for the challenging roles and responsibilities in the ever changing and modernizing educational institutions and society. [-]


International Leadership University - ILU

Kenya Nairobi January 2017

THE VISION, MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE UNIVERSITY Vision The vision of the university is to be "a world-class university for advancing biblical values through academic excellence and transformational leadership." Mission The mission of the University is "to educate and train Christ-like visionary leaders to spearhead holistic transformation in Africa and the world." This mission is expounded in the following statements: a. Purpose Statement The purpose of the… [+] University is to educate and train men and women in order to equip them to provide leadership to the Church and society based on biblical priorities, and to spearhead spiritual, social and cultural transformation in Africa and the world. b. Business Statement The International Leadership University is a non-profit institution, committed to offer quality education which is self-sustainable. c. Value Statement Dependence on God: Seeking God's guidance and trusting Him in all endeavors. Passion for the Great Commission: Captivation to make obedient Disciples of Christ in all educational and training endeavors. Moral Integrity: A biblical lifestyle and practice of honesty, justice and righteousness. Biblical Stewardship: Responsible, fair and transparent use of resources, gifts and talents. Passion for Excellence: Pursuit of the highest standards of performance in teaching and learning, research, practical ministry, governance and delivery of services. Contextual Relevance: Commitment and pursuit of biblically consistent relevance to the Church and society. Philosophy The International Leadership University - Kenya is an evangelical Christian University, whose philosophy shall consist of the Statement of Faith as outlined in section 5 of the Statutes. Christian spiritual values form the foundation of all the objects, functions and, programs of the University. The determination of curriculum; the selection of students, lecturers, and administrators; the requirements for graduation; the character expectations of staff, students, administrators, and lecturers; and the means used for funding and development are all based on biblical values. [-]


Pioneer International University PIU

Kenya Nairobi January 2017

Our Vision & Mission Vision To be a world class market-driven university of excellence for the good of society. Pioneer International University is a market driven university in a class of its own dedicated to educating socially responsible citizens for active and dedicated lives as high caliber and competent leaders in their professions and their communities. PIU’s student-centered faculty and staff inspire academically qualified students from diverse backgrounds a… [+] nd all ages to benefit from rigorous higher education and professional development opportunities in the dynamic global environment. Deeply rooted in practical scholarship and principles of social justice expressed as ethical awareness, leadership development, economic progress and civic engagement, Pioneer International University encourages community partnerships and prepare its diverse graduates for responsible citizenship in a global society. Mission PIU directs its diverse resources on advancement of knowledge through cutting-edge research and innovation, melding its rich experiences into holistic educative processes that expand horizons, produce high caliber leaders, nurture creativity and meet the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of stakeholders. PIU fosters and supports a visible network of action-oriented learning experiences for students and alumni supported by cutting edge research and innovation as part of its mission to meeting the needs and ambitions of a diverse range of stakeholders. It is also a vibrant learning community linking the academic and service resources through the effective use of personnel, facilities and state-of-the-art technology. PIU earns international recognition for its distinctive global focus and its dynamic, highly innovative curricula in the business, electronic/engineering and medical fields. PIU continues attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified creative and responsible lecturers and professionals from diverse backgrounds who will be charged with making a significant difference in the lives of their students and the community in which they live. Pioneer International University Aspirations Inspired by the desire to serve society through education, PIU declares its purpose to be the education of the whole person. The University is thus dedicated to: The preparation of students to assume leadership roles in society through an education that expands horizons, nurtures creativity, stresses moral and spiritual as well as intellectual and aesthetic values. An uncompromising standard of academic excellence and an unwavering commitment to academic freedom, freedom of inquiry, and freedom of expression in the search for truth. Rigorous and imaginative scholarship; excellent teaching in and out of the classroom; and educational programs designed to provide breadth and depth, to encourage the integration of different forms of knowledge, and to stimulate not only the acquisition but also the creative and responsible use of knowledge. Core Values We hold ourselves responsible for living out these core values, which are critical for carrying out our mission in pursuit of our vision: Academic excellence and impact – eminence in teaching and research scholarship that changes life and deepen understanding. Creativity and innovation will be the hallmarks of our efforts. Individual development - since each person is unique and full of promise for intellectual and personal growth, we foster individual success and self-determination and believe that education of the whole person builds character, promotes active involvement in the world and produces better citizens. Ethical community – recognizes dignity of each member and treats everyone with respect. Our actions are guided by fairness, honesty and integrity. Inclusiveness - fostering diversity and providing access to educational and socio-economic opportunities for all regardless of individual backgrounds. Innovation – encouraging ingenuity, creativity and discovery. Collaboration - advancement of society by building partnerships with students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies and the communities the university serves. Teamwork – working together towards a common goal. Communication – sharing information openly and in a timely manner. Leadership - we value leadership built on trust, integrity and civility. Opportunity - with a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, we provide an opportunity for civic engagement, leadership development, advancement and success. Critical thinking – we teach and encourage our students to develop analytical and decision making skills, so that they are able to formulate and solve problems and come up with a way forward. Why Pioneer International University Highly qualified and dedicated lecturers. Affordable fees, payable in installments. Educational loans available from Higher Education Loans Board and in partnership with Equity Bank. A well-equipped library, inclusive of digital/online resources. State of the art computer labs and ICT facilities. 24-hour fast Internet access, ideal for research work. Hotspots - Internet access over wireless LAN. Hands-on research experience - student research emphasized from the very first year of the graduate program Social problem orientation - we recognize that scholars have a responsibility to produce research that addresses current issues and attempts to explain or resolve social problems. Vibrant intellectual culture - respective departments are part of a larger thriving university culture, equipped with extraordinary resources and composed of vibrant and creative intellectuals. Credit transfers/ exemptions given to diploma holders in relevant fields. Flexible scheduling of courses - day, evening and weekend settings ensures opportunities for other activities are not lost. Mentoring Matters - faculty are deeply committed to mentoring students. Personalized professional development - students have the opportunity to develop their professional skills through the Certificate in Industrial Studies (CIS) programme offered to all undergraduates and through the unique Industrial Placement (IP) programme. These offer students the opportunity to experience industry and develop skills that help them in their degrees and beyond. We offer the chance to meet employers and receive guidance on all aspects of job hunting, from writing CVs to interview skills. Team building - all our students undertaking project work go for team building at designated areas. This provides an ‘outward bound’ experience in which students join together to face challenges as teams. They return to the University and, in the same teams, begin their project work having already experienced the highs and lows of working as a team. A real community - an open and supportive environment, where faculty and students frequently collaborate. Serene and conducive environment for learning. Separate hostels for gentlemen and ladies. Transport to and from students’ destinations available. Walking distance from the Central Business District. [-]


Laikipia University

Kenya Nyahururu January 2017

The University has a unique history that has evolved through different educational phases. It was started in April 1929 by a British Colonial farmer cum educationist by the name William Thomas Alfred Levet. The Institution was by then whites’ only primary school with a large farm, which was sold to Guy Bullen in February 1959. Between 1965 and 1970, the Institution served as a Large–scale Farmers training (LSFTC) college. The LSFTC was administered by the Ministry of Agr… [+] iculture and Animal Husbandry. In October 1979, it was converted into a Animal Husbandry and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) offering a two year course leading to a Certificate in Animal Health. From 1988 to 1990, this operated as a Diploma Science Teacher's college after which it was taken over by Egerton University on 1st July 1990. To date, the University has graduated over 5000 students in the area of Bachelor of Education (Arts). Laikipia University was established as a Campus of Egerton University. This followed the recommendations of a Government Committee appointed to look into modalities of absorbing a double intake of students from Secondary Schools. It was meant to offer Education courses for graduate teacher-training. Since then, the University has grown in student numbers and staff and now offers additional academic programmes. In view of its growth, the increased demand for university education and in response to the community, the Vice Chancellor appointed a Senate Committee on upgrading Laikipia Campus to a University status. Since August 2005, several Stakeholder Workshops have been held between the Upgrading Committee and community leaders to sensitize the community on the need to partner and collaborate with the University in higher education management and delivery of services. It was observed that the University would establish satellite campuses in Maralal, Isiolo, Nyahururu and Nanyuki as learning centres for various tailor made programmes. The District Education Board (Laikipia District) was also informed about the plans to upgrade the Campus into a constituent of Egerton University. Laikipia University was awarded Charter on 19th February 2013 by the then President & Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya; his Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki E.G.H., This made the institution a fully-fledged University. The first Chancellor of Laikipia University who was appointed on 19th February 2013 to Professor Raphael Munavu, PhD. He was the founder Principal of Laikipia Campus, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (A&F) of Egerton University and Vice former Vice- Chancellor of Moi University. [-]


INtel College

Courses Certificate Kenya Nairobi January 2017

Welcome to INtel College, one of the leading higher education institutes in the region. INtel College has been established since 1990 and offers courses in Business and in Computing. Our courses range from short part time courses all the way to degree Programmes - both Bachelors and Masters programmes. Courses are offered day, evenings and Saturdays. INtel College is registered by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology. (MOHEST) / MOHEST/PC/1354/010 INtel… [+] College has been working with the University of Sunderland, UK in a collaborative partnership. This partnership enables the University of Sunderland to run their degree Programmes at INtel College. This partnership has been validated by the Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya, and is consistently quality assured by relevant UK authorities. With 25 years of experience in education, the priority of the college is to ensure that each student enjoys an excellent student experience while studying at INtel. Students benefit from highly qualified teachers, who are both subject experts and also trained to teach. The college offers learning spaces that are modern, technology-enriched and reflective of a 21st century learning environment. The College ensures integration of both the social and academic elements of the college thereby creating a lively college atmosphere where students can easily make friends and engage in a variety of activities both in and out of the classroom. Regular meetings with sponsors ensures that time at the college is used in an effective manner and that students feel a sense of continuity and purpose while on course towards achieving their educational goals. INtel College is located on the outskirts of Westlands. The college offers a quiet serene and safe atmosphere while being a short drive from busy urban areas. The custom built college provides a modern up-beat facility with beautiful landscaped gardens. A continuously upgraded college facility and regular external audits ensure that the campus reflects today’s requirements of the 21st century digital learner with technology-enriched spaces, classrooms for collaborative learning, fast and free internet throughout the campus. [-]


United States International University

Kenya Eldoret January 2017

United States International UniversityUnited States International University (USIU) is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving approximately 4,800 students, of whom 88% are domestic and 12% are international representing about 54 nationalities.It was founded in 1969 as the Africa campus of United States International University in San Diego, California. T… [+] he university was first accredited in 1981 by the accrediting commission for senior colleges and universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as part of USIU-San Diego.However, the university was mandated to become chartered in Kenya with the gazettement of the Universities Act in 1985. Regulations and procedures for the accreditation of private universities were published in 1989, and in 1999 USIU was awarded its charter as an independent institution through the Commission for Higher Education (CHE). In Kenya, this requirement is for private universities only; the public universities do not have any accreditation requirement.In 2001, the system-wide university structure began to change. USIU-San Diego merged with the former California School of Professional Psychology to form Alliant International University; however, control of USIU-Kenya was contingent upon approval from CHE.In 2004, CHE did not approve the change of control because Alliant was under a show cause action by WASC. USIU- Kenya negotiated with Alliant to relinquish control of the university so that it could pursue independent US accreditation form WASC and in January 2005, an agreement was signed with Alliant to separate the Kenyan campus from Alliant International University. Institutional Programs.The United States International University’s program offerings are career oriented with five undergraduate majors in the Chandaria School of Business, three in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and two in the new School of Science and Technology.In addition, the Chandaria School of Business offers three masters level degrees: Master in Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD), and the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA).The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers two Master of Arts degrees in Counseling Psychology and in International Relations. [-]