Umma University is an established university in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education. The University has two campuses;
Umma University offers courses in Computer Science, Nursing (Direct Entry and Upgrading), Business Management, Information and Communication Technology, Islamic Sharia, Islamic Banking & Finance and Islamic Studies.
Umma University was established to increase access to quality higher education to diverse individuals and communities. Umma University is ‘the University of the People’ with the objective of delivering knowledge in various platforms from traditional classroom learning, Distance and Open Learning, On-Line courses and learning using modern technology.
The university combines Islamic moral and ethical orientation with practical learning about business and technology with the aim of nurturing scholars with varied experiences and leaders with ethical approach to leadership. Umma University provides serene environment for learning and teaching. The University has rigorous selection criteria not only informed by academic qualifications but also personal character and discipline.
Those who choose to join Umma University will find the experience stimulating, enriching and satisfying. While teaching using the most modern approaches delivered by experienced lecturers, Umma also aims at molding the character of the learners to make them more effective and ethical professionals.
Umma University Kajiado Campus currently has affordable accommodation hostels for over 1000 students. The hostels were constructed with the convenience of learning in mind. There are separate hostels for male and female students. The rooms are spacious, well lit and have inbuilt Internet WiFi connections. The campus has two dining halls; one for ladies and the other for gentlemen. Sufficient and affordable food and beverages are available to students at all times.
In Thika Campus, accommodation is provided to students in hostels within the compound. However, since the university is situated in a residential area, affordable accommodation is available to students close to the campus. Catering is provided by Student welfare department at spacious dining hall within the campus. However, the students can patronize hotels and food courts at the nearby shopping centre. New students can get information on hostels and catering from the office of the Dean of students on admission.
To provide quality university education and training through nurturing and promoting creative and innovative, transmission and integration of knowledge and technology in order to produce holistic graduates of high value and integrity.
Our Vision The University of excellence in higher education and innovative technology based on high moral values.
The philosophy of Umma University is based on Islamic values with emphasis on total development of individual talent, moral rectitude, hard work and competitiveness so as to encourage excellence in all spheres of life.
It is also based on dedication to the furtherance of the Islamic principles while promoting peaceful co-existence between people who profess different faiths.
Our Core Values
Umma University upholds the following core values:
The following are the fundamental core values that will guide the Umma University in the implementation of this strategy:
Integrity: The University strives to uphold the values of honesty, truthfulness and sincerity, while remaining ethical and fair in all its activities. The University seeks to maintain a professional outlook while conducting business. The time and effort put into every programme and activity is true to the mission of providing quality university education and training in a professional manner.
Partnership: The success of the University is dependent upon the partnerships forged. The intellectual capacity and passion of all staff are the key drivers in achieving partnerships with the relevant customers/clients.
Respect: The University recognizes and values all individuals’ unique talents, respects their dignity and strives to foster their commitment to excellence.
Stewardship: The University endeavors to foster a spirit of service to employ its resources effective and efficiently both for the development of the University and community towards the realization of it mission.
Morality: The University firmly believes that a strong moral code is a key component towards earning trust both internally and externally. The University strives to uphold the highest possible moral competency and responsibility. It is steadfast in practicing and observing ethical and moral principles as outlined in the vision.
Innovativeness: The University is committed to seeking new ways in creating and applying knowledge to enhance continued improvement. In the current market place, innovative ideas and techniques are essential to success of the University. The University aims to be creative, effective and efficient to help develop inspired, visionary graduates for the market place.