Chuka University Handbook, the establishment of Chuka University was foretold way back in 1951 by a famous philanthropist and seer by the name Jerusha Kanyua , who said that a mountain would come up at Ndagani. The seer was known for her passion for education even though she never went to any formal school. Surprising to the people of the time, Jerusha could follow Bible verses and sing from hymn books though she was illiterate.
The advice she had for the young people then was that a pen should be like a spear and a book should be like a shield. With the establishment of Chuka University at Ndagani 58 years later, the vision of Jerusha has been fulfilled.