Riara University (Riara)

Riara University

Private University

Langata Constituency, Nairobi County

Accredited by: Commission for University Education (CUE) Kenya

About Riara University

The Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to provide a holistic approach to higher education. It is a logical continuation of our commitment, dating back to 1974, to ensure the education and development of the whole child, learner, and person. Ours is a concept that goes beyond the classroom, syllabus-based learning, and reaches out to provide stimulation and motivation for self-development and capacity for life-long education.

 The process of education from kindergarten through primary and secondary and now university flows like that of the perennial Riara River: forever challenging, forever nourishing, forever fulfilling. Each level of the Riara experience then becomes a fountain, springing from fertile ground, showering all those it reaches; and who in turn infect others with enthusiasm, courage, and God-given brilliance, continually refined by the ever-flowing Riara River.

Vision: To be a leading university in the world and a Centre of Excellence in scholarship, research, and human resource development.

Mission: To provide holistic education to enable each student to realize their full potential and to develop social and moral values which will underpin their actions through life.

Value Statement

  • Excellence: We will have only one standard EXCELLENCE!
  • Leading by Example: We will strive to lead by EXAMPLE.
  • Teamwork: We will cultivate the spirit of TEAMWORK.
  • Integrity: We will be ETHICAL and PROFESSIONAL in our CONDUCT.
  • Innovation: We will encourage and reward INNOVATION, especially BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS.

Why study at Riara University

The Guiding Mantra of the Founders of the Riara Group of Schools is - Quality Education is the solid bedrock for National Development. 

Guided by the vision of this mantra,the founders of Riara established first the Riara Group of Schools 40 years ago and then the Riara University 6 years ago. Today, we have young Kenyans who came to; Riara Kindergarten then went to; Riara Primary School and later went to; Riara Secondary School and today they are at; Riara University.

We invite you to join us in realizing our vision of QUALITY EDUCATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF KENYA

  • We deliver our programmes using modern student-centred learning and teaching methods that are designed to make learning exciting;
  • Our assessment methods are innovative and shall be used to supplement students� learning experiences;
  • We have put in place an efficient curriculum management system that ensures timely access to student records and reports;
  • We maintain small class sizes that translate to low student: lecturer ratio to ensure quality learning
  • We have put in place a rigorous student recruitment process to ensure quality enrolment;
  • Our mentoring programme shall ensure that you do not walk alone;
  • Our programmes shall be supported by a wide range of academic resources;
  • Our spacious lecture rooms have been designed to give students an exciting and a fulfilling learning experience;
  • We have put in place a robust enrichment programme that presents various student leadership opportunities, nurtures talents and empowers students for life.

Riara University History

Riara University is the latest innovation in higher education in Kenya. With its ultra-modern physical infrastructure and state-of-the-art ICT facilities, together with the rigour in the development of its academic programmes, Riara University is undoubtedly the regional university of choice.

For four decades, the Riara brand has been a great success in the field of education within the Eastern & Central African region and beyond. We are inspired and motivated by the Riara philosophy of quality education to bridge higher education and the dynamism of the labour market.

Riara University Location

Riara University is located in Mbagathi Way, Nairobi in Kenya

Courses offered at Riara University

Bachelor of Laws LLB

Riara University
Bachelors Degree
4 Years

Bachelor of Laws LLB

Riara University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Education Arts

Riara University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 Years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 Years

Bachelor of Education Arts

Riara University
Bachelors Degree
4 Years