With the pending commencement of Mama Ngina University, Gatundu South Sub-county will now have its own public varsity. The constituent college of Kenyatta University (KU) starts by admitting 90 students in this year’s academic cycle and is constructed adjacent to Mutomo Primary school since 2016.
The University will be open for new students in September, and the school is already getting ready. They are impressed with how quickly construction of the building progressed since it was finished last year.
“We have decided that come the new academic year in September, the university should have students. From what we have established, it is ready for new admissions. We hope it will get the required support from KU until it is able to stand on its own,” he added.
Prof Paul Wainaina, Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University (KU) announced that the Commission for University Education has already inspected Kenya School of Professional Studies to make sure it meets all standards. He says students can now enroll in this new institution who will be under a principal and board of management from KU but their academic programmes administered by KU as well. Prof Wainaina said they are ready to open with accredited courses before being gazetted and fully regularised within three years’ time where he assures full support through cooperation between both institutions until then!
The new institution of higher learning will offer three programmes in Information Communication and Technology (ICT), Environmental Studies, and Hospitality. The school is projected to spur development when fully constituted with the goal of boosting education standards in the area. In order for this dream to become a reality, students are currently looking outside campus for housing as there are no accommodations on site yet.
“In a few years to come, we shall be forced to construct accommodation facilities as the number of students’ increase. Also, investors should seize the opportunity and construct hostels,” he added.