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Pioneer International University


Pioneer International University is a Private University located in Likoni 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 Pioneer International University

Pioneer International University is a world-class market-driven institution that offers a mosaic of knowledge and skills to our students that stretch their minds to the possibilities and opportunities around them by creating ethical, responsible, and competitive global citizens.

Our mission is the advancement of knowledge through research and innovation, teaching and learning, and community service - a holistic process that produces high caliber and ethical leaders, nurtures creativity and meets the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of stakeholders.

As a University, we have continued to make tremendous strides in the programs we roll out. Our programs are supported by qualified faculty and quality facilities to ensure that our students? dreams are not only nurtured but also realized. We deliver training and assessments which are founded on industry needs and expectation.

At Pioneer International University our focus is informed by the manifold changes confronting today?s society, including the:

  • need for economic transition- to new industries and jobs;
  • imperative of social transformation- demanding more accessible, lifelong learning;
  • impact of globalization- making global opportunities available locally;
  • pervasive nature of technological disruption- redefining socio-economic constructs;
  • pursuit of sustainability- socially, economically, and environmentally.

Mission: We will direct our diverse resources on the advancement of knowledge through cutting-edge research and innovation, melding our rich experiences into holistic educative processes that expand horizons, produce high caliber leaders, nurture creativity and meet the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of stakeholders.

Vision: To be a world-class market-driven university of excellence for the good of society.

Core Values: Our vision is realized in line with our underlying fundamental values which describe our expectations of the ways in which we will operate and how our stakeholders behave towards each other. They are as follows:

  • Academic Excellence and impact,
  • Teamwork,
  • Individual development,
  • Communication,
  • Ethical Community,
  • Leadership,
  • Inclusiveness,
  • Opportunity,
  • Innovation,
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration

Pioneer International University is committed to maintaining and developing an organization that can deliver its mission according to the values of the University. The Directorate of Quality Assurance and Compliance (DQAC) has developed a quality assurance system that is based on these values and enhances the University?s ability to meet our strategic objectives.

We are committed to developing and embedding a quality culture that embodies continuous planning, defining, encouraging, assessing, and improving practice. We believe that the students, staff, and external stakeholders of our University are the pivotal actors in the process of embedding a quality culture.

We will challenge and inspire you as we are dedicated to producing remarkable graduates. Our comprehensive system has an expansive selection of Craft, Artisan, Certificate, Diploma, and Degree programs that will broaden your brilliance.

We also offer professional courses that will focus on building your employability from day one.

Whatever your dreams, whatever your goals, whatever your unique situation, PIU is here with all the tools you need to put you on the pathway that leads to your vision of success.

Our curriculum is designed with input from industry experts, which means you?ll develop skills that are highly valued by employers along with plenty of hands-on practical experience.

You?ll learn from the best! Our lecturers, tutors, and mentors will guide you through your studies and prepare you for your career

Your academic experience is collaborative in nature as we integrate 21st Century Skills into our lecture rooms.

Why study at Pioneer International University

Pioneer International University is uniquely positioned to design and drive a prosperous, entrepreneurial future for our students built on knowledge, innovation, and collaboration.

We aim to become a dynamic participant in society, by leading our Kenyan community in leveraging change for social and economic benefit. We will listen to the industry and connect with diverse players far and wide to deliver education and research of the highest value and impact.

At the PIU, we embrace our role and purpose as a future-maker for our nation and our world. We pursue meaningful change as we celebrate our humble beginnings

  • by applying proven values in the pursuit of contemporary educational and research excellence;
  • by meeting our local and global community?s evolving needs and challenges; and
  • by striving to prepare our graduates for their aspirations and the needs of the future workforce.
If you are an ambitious person who seeks a challenge and is eager to discover and acquire knowledge that will help make a difference in your life and the world around you, then Pioneer International University is the place to be.
We offer:

    • Serene and conducive environment for learning.
    • Highly qualified and dedicated lecturers.
    • Well-equipped library, inclusive of digital/online resources.
    • State-of-the-art computer laboratories and I.C.T facilities.
    • Mentoring Matters ? faculty are deeply committed to mentoring students.

    Programs offered at Pioneer International University


    Bachelor of Education Arts

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    Bachelor of Commerce

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    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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    The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc IT) degree program provides theoretical understanding and technical expertise in developing and managing an organization?s technical resources. The program is...

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    Pioneer International University - Historical journey

    Dr. Peter Munga had a vision of setting up an institute of learning excellence differentiated by its programme offering with flexible modes of teaching and learning. This vision was realized in 2006 through the establishment of Pioneer International College which would offer programs relevant to industry needs and at the same time motivating the learners to accomplish their lifelong goals.

    In 2012, Pioneer International University was founded with a noble goal: to prepare young leaders shaped by education. The University?s Founder, Dr Peter Munga, was convinced that one of mankind?s greatest enemies was ignorance and Illiteracy which impede development due to the lack of required skills for gainful personal growth and productivity.

    We respect and celebrate our glorious past, as a platform for the future. Drawing on inspiration from our founders, Pioneer International University has a culture of progression from our humble beginnings: St. Paul Thomas Academy (1995); Pioneer Boys High School (2000); Pioneer International College (2006); and Pioneer Girls High School (2013), now collectively known as Pioneer Group of Schools.

    We set out to challenge traditions that hinder progress or reinforce inequality. Our bold, compelling vision for the future will ensure these values continue.

    Pioneer International University Milestones

    2006: Establishment of Pioneer International College

    2012: Accredited by Commission of University Education through a Letter of Interim Authority to operate as Pioneer International University

    2012: Launch of School of Science and Information Technology offering Bachelor of Science in Information Communication & Technology (BSIT)

    2012: Launch of School of Science and Information Technology offering Bachelor of Science in Information Communication & Technology (BSIT)

    2016: Launch of School Development and Strategic Studies offering Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BAIR) 

    2017: Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

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    Kampala International University (main campus) is located along Ggaba road in Kansanga, a rapidly growing suburb of Kampala - Uganda. 3 km from the city centre and 2 km from the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world.
    In Kenya our Nairobi Liaison Office is located in Uganda House, Kenyatta avenue. 3rd floor, room 19.
    In Tanzania our Dar-es salaam liaison office is in Posta House, Ghana Ohio- Avenue. 8th Floor, room 808.

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