- Last Updated on 10 June 2013
The KU- Nyeri campus started as an Open Distance and e-learning ( ODel) centre ,at Kimathi Technical Training College in the year 2002.The first batch of 119 students were admitted. Due to inadequate space at the centre relocated to Nyeri Technical Training College in 2005
In search for a convenient place for both our students and clients, the college moved to a rented premises at 4th floor Tabby plaza on January 2009 this was in readiness to start full time programmes. During this time the campus was lead by the ODel coordinator Mr.Kathungu and four support staff.
In January 2009 the centre underwent a transition to a satellite campus. A total of 35 pioneer students were admitted to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Through subsequent intakes (May 2009,and Sept 2010) the campus has grown not only to a total of 300 students but has also occupied all the four floors at Tabby plaza .In September, 2010 the campus received a major boost with the admission of the pioneer postgraduate students in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) course . This was preceded by the appointment of the pioneer Director Professor Wangari Mwai and the recruiting of a dedicated support staff of 18 members.
The commitment of the Kenyatta University Management to the growth of this campus is evidenced by the renovations that have seen the campus acquire the following facilities:-
- Eleven Lecture rooms.
- Well equipped and spacious Library.
- Fully equipped Computer Lab.
- Spacious directorate, academic staff, Coordination and Secretarial’s Offices.
The campus has undergone a major transformation from very humble beginnings. The key success factor in this growth can be attributed to the brand loyalty people have towards Kenyatta University as a whole. We are also committed to marketing of the campus, an activity that has been at the heart of the management board. Members of the board have not only visited schools and colleges in the region but also carried out door to door campaigns in banks within Karatina town and Nyeri itself. It is due to this that students in the pioneer MBA class are mainly bankers who have to drive every evening to attend classes at this campus. Indeed, the campus is a force to reckon with in the Mount Kenya region in the provision of university education. As a team, all staff is committed to the ownership of the campus.