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Egerton University


Egerton University is a Public University located in Njoro Consituency and is accredited by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) to offer Diploma and Certificate programs.

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About Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College.

The main Campus is based at Njoro and houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Community Studies, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Resources Development, Science and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

The Njoro Campus also houses the Board of Undergraduate Studies and Field Attachment, and the Board of Postgraduate Studies.

The second Campus is the Nairobi City Campus, offering programmes from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Commerce, and Education and Community Studies. It also hosts the African Centre for Distance Education (ACDE).

The third Campus, Kenyatta Campus, is located five (5) kilometres from Njoro Campus and is planned to house the Open and Distance Learning (CODL) programmes which is currently based at Njoro Campus.

The only University’s Campus College, Nakuru Town Campus College, hosts the Faculties of Commerce and Health Sciences.

Egerton University currently has nine (9) faculties and fifty one (51) academic departments offering a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. All of them are open to both Government-sponsored and selfsponsored students. The University also offers courses in computer literacy, computer repairs and maintenance, as well as accounting and bridging courses.

Egerton University's Research Goals are:

  • To engage in priority areas of research and consultancy.
  • Disseminate research findings to the scientific and industrial communities.
  • Develop appropriate technological innovations towards industrial development.
  • Productively participate in priority extension and outreach activities.
  • Promote and facilitate partnerships, networking, and collaborations with other institutions, industry and organizations.


Why study at Egerton University

Egerton Universitys Mission

To offer exemplary education to society and generate knowledge for national and global development.

Egerton University‘s Vision

To be a world class university for the advancement of humanity.

Egerton University‘s Philosophy 

Egerton University innovatively influences human development through holistic education and generation, acquisition, preservation and dissemination of knowledge and skills, with emphasis on Agriculture and related disciplines. The University provides equal opportunityin producing competitive and hands-on graduates that contribute to national and globaldevelopment.

Egerton University has undertaken major research projects, including: Vegetable Oil Protein System (VOPS), Agricultural Management Project (AMP), Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Lake Nakuru Research Project, the Horticultural Technology Experimental Project, Fingerponds Project, Wetland Project, River Njoro Watershed, Soil Fertility Replenishment, Tropical Legumes Project, Managing the Process of Growing Up, and Epidemiology, Blood Safety and Research Project (EBR), evaluation and promotion Pigeon pea Genotypes, genetic improvement of East African Zebu cattle for milk production in ASAL, cassava post-harvest value addition, identifying socio economic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption. There are a number of projects are funded by Lake Victoria Research Project (VICRES) and Edulink. The University has also established the Crop Management Research Training (CMRT) Centre, and created Tegemeo Institute of Agriculture Policy and Development. The University currently holds the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.

Egerton University has established a series of local and international partnerships and linkages in research, teaching, and industry.

Other developments include: establishment of HIV and AIDS Unit; rehabilitation and development of Lord Egerton Castle; development of University Botanic Garden; establishment of Local Council of International Reading Association (IRA); setting up of Egerton University Community Resource Centre; hosting the Secretariat of the African Council for Distance Education; and the development and introduction of a joint programme in Governance, Ethics, Anti-Corruption, and Economic Crimes with what was the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (now the Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission).

    Programs offered at Egerton University


    Business Management

    Diploma KNEC

    The course introduces the student to a range of studies which are useful in understanding people and business dynamics. It examines the concept of management within the global...

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    Information and Communication Technology

    Diploma KNEC

    Information and Communication Technology is the integration of telecommunications in computing for effective access, storage, transmission, and manipulation of information. Information Technology has emerged as a major sector...

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    Dairy Farm Management

    Certificate CDACC

    Dairy farm management principles

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    Certificate ABE

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    Certificate ABE

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    Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE)

    Diploma KNEC

    The Diploma in Primary Teacher Education programme is designed to produce teachers with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional skills and ability to adapt to...

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    Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)

    Diploma KNEC

    The most influential persons in the world are teachers, especially those who deal with young children, those who deal with instilling knowledge to the minds of young souls....

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    Certificate ABE

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    Egerton University - Historical journey

    Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

    In 1950, the School was upgraded to an Agricultural College offering diploma programmes. T

    he Egerton Agricultural College Ordinance was enacted in 1955.

    In 1979, the Government of Kenya and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded a major expansion of the institution.

    In 1986, Egerton Agricultural College was gazetted as a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. The following year, 1987, marked the establishment of Egerton University through an Act of Parliament.

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