Mount Kenya University Kenya, Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence.
At its main campus in Thika town in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the university is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub. At the same time, it is widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a well-structured network of campuses. The university also offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses, through various flexible modes that include E-learning,evening classes , weekend classes and Distance and Institution Based E-Learning (DIBeL)..
The award-winning university library and the imposing Chancellors Tower at Thika Main Campus make the university unique. The university’s distinct blue and light yellow corporate colours are a byword for academic excellence to many students and potential employees looking for an increasingly competitive, well-trained manpower.
An empowered division of student welfare services continuously re-engineers and positions itself to unlock any emerging talents among the students through diversified programmes and career orientations, research, international linkages and talent searches.
Those who choose Mount Kenya University get access to a wide-range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. We seek to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence and job prospects. To enable our students realise their lifetime agenda, we have invested heavily in facilities and staff. Mount Kenya University is on the forefront in using Information and Communications Technology to support learning and teaching. We have blended the use of e-learning with traditional learning and teaching values to give our students a flexible and dynamic learning experience.
Put together, these factors have etched Mount Kenya University’s position as the leader in quality higher education provision in the region. Indeed, to borrow the tagline coined by an alumnus – “My University, My pride, My future”- the university continues to help thousands of ambitious, discerning people to scale the heights of education.
Mount Kenya University is ISO 9001:2015 Certified .Mount Kenya University is a member of the following associations:
- Inter-University Council for East Africa
- Association of Common Wealth Universities
- National Association of Private Universities of Kenya
- Kenya Association of Private Universities
- Association of African Universities
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB)
- Association of African Business Schools (AABS)
- United Nation Academic Impact (UNAI)
- The Talloires Network
Mission and Vision
“To be a Global Centre of Excellence in Education, Research and Innovation in Science and Technology.”
“To Provide World-Class Education, Research and Innovation for Individual Transformation and Sustainable Global Development.”
To harness knowledge in applied Sciences and technology for the service of humanity
With an emphasis of Science, technology and humanities, Mount Kenya University offers an all rounded education including moral and professional education to all persons irrespective of religion, race, gender or political affiliation, social or cultural background. It endeavors to develop well trained man power equipped with technological scientific knowledge and capacities from certificates, diplomas, under graduate and post‐graduate degree courses.
The idea behind the establishment of the University dates back to 1996 when the precursor of the University, the Thika Institute of Technology was founded as a Computer Outreach Program. At this point in time in Kenyan history, the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) both Mobile Telephony and Computer Technology had started gaining an upward momentum in rural and urban centres.
In the year 2000, the Institute developed into a commercial college offering management and computer training programmes. Later in the year the Ministry of Education Science and Technology recognized the institute as a full fledged institution of higher learning and granted it a full registration approval.
In order to remain relevant with the training needs of the society, the institute initiated training programmes in the fields of paramedical, Information Technology, and Business and Entrepreneurship education in the year 2002.
In the year 2005 the Institute became the 1st private institution in Kenya to be allowed to train Pharmaceutical Technologists by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health.
In the year 2006 the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) validated and approved the institute’s request for collaboration with JKUAT to offer both Diploma and Degree programmes. The Institute continued to work closely with the Commission for Higher Education in line with the stipulated guidelines for establishing a privately funded university.
After fulfilling all the requirements as stipulated in the guidelines of establishing a privately funded university (1989 rules), the Commission for Higher Education issued MKU with the authority to establish a full fledged privately funded university with Thika Institute of Technology as its precursor/forerunner.
Why study at MKU
Mount Kenya University Provides a stimulating learning environment through an innovative student-based and quality driven approach to teaching and learning. We ensure that our students enjoy a rich, highly interactive and personalized learning environment which is essential in the realization of one’s potential and preparation for the future.
Those who choose Mount Kenya University get access to wide range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. We seek to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence and job prospects. To help you realize your life-time agenda, we have invested heavily in facilities and staff.
Mount Kenya University is in the forefront of using Information and Communication Technology to support learning and teaching. We have thus blended the use of e-learning with strong traditional learning and teaching values to give you flexible and dynamic learning experience.
Our aim is to become a leading centre of academic excellence and a preferred destination for all those who aspire for an academically fulfilling experience.
As a student of talent and ability, you will be exposed to programmes that present a sound theoretical foundation and a strong practical background.
Our Main Campus is located along General Kago Road in Thika Town. We have a destined expansion site at Happy Valley, along the Thika-Garissa Road, where the annual graduation ceremony is held. Our Physical Address is:
Mount Kenya University
P. O. Box 342-01000, Thika, Kenya
Tel:+254 672 820 000 / 0709 153 000
Cell:+254 720 790796 Pilot Number : 0709 153 000
Complaints line: 0709 153 200 WhatsApp +254 722 999 399
E-mail:- [email protected] / [email protected]