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University of Embu

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

About University of Embu

The University of Embu is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of enthusiastic, industrious, highly qualified and experienced staff and zealous scholars working together to achieve excellence and build successful careers in various disciplines to address both national and international challenges.

The University of Embu (UoEm) was established as a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi via a Legal Notice No. 65 of 17th June, 2011 by His Excellency the President.  EUC is the successor of the former Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College which started in 1947 as an agricultural training school and was later renamed Embu Institute of Agriculture in 1968.  In 1990, it was upgraded to be Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College. 

The University is located about 4km from the Embu Town Centre along the Embu-Meru Road.

UoEm is mandated to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and training, research and support for innovative approaches for the development of humanity.  In the discharge of this mandate, the University upholds the following core values; Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork, Innovativeness and Customer Focus.  The University remains committed to its vision of becoming a dynamic epicenter of excellence in training and research for service to humanity. In an endeavour towards the realization of this vision, UoEm has developed a strategic plan that outlines specific strategic directions by providing clear focus on defined priorities and the specific strategies to achieve them. 

The University offers quality market-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are relevant, value-added and affordable in a convenient, stimulating and challenging learning environment. 

Currently, the University has six schools;

  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Law
  • School of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education and Social Sciences and
  • School of Nursing

The University has and continues expanding its collaborations and linkages with other national and international organizations in order to ensure that its graduates are abreast with the latest research findings, technologies and job market trends. 

Further, the University continually reviews its curricula in order to ensure that they are in line with the global market needs. 

Why study at University of Embu

The University of Embu is committed to providing high-quality training, research, and extension services efficiently while consistently striving to meet and exceed interested parties' expectations. In this regard, the University is committed to continual improvement and complying with applicable requirements.

Vision: A dynamic epicenter of excellence in training and research for service to humanity.

Mission: To generate, advance, and disseminate knowledge through training, research, and innovation for the development of humanity.

Our Philosophy: Enhancing human capacity through relevant education, research, and training.

Strategic Objectives

  • To develop and enhance the infrastructure for effective delivery of the Institution?s mandate.
  • To promote good governance and leadership.
  • To expand the capacity of operations and services.
  • To recruit, develop and retain highly qualified, motivated, and committed human resources.
  • To mainstream ICT in training and operations.
  • To establish effective collaborations and partnerships with national, regional, and international organizations.
  • To achieve financial stability and sustainability.
  • To respond to emerging issues.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity ? UoEm Community embraces honesty, truthfulness, accountability, and transparency in all our engagements
  • Innovativeness ? Innovation is the engine for our institutional development. We will continue to facilitate and encourage novelty in ideas and technologies in all our endeavors.
  • Professionalism ? UoEm has highly qualified staff for the various services and products we offer. We, therefore, embrace work ethics in the provision of services.
  • Customer focus ? We ensure that our objectives and operations are linked to customer needs and expectations. We, therefore, focus on strategies to meet the current and future expectations of our customers.
  • Teamwork ? We acknowledge and continuously strengthen the unity of purpose as an important ingredient of our work environment. We embrace collective responsibility for the efficient delivery of services

University of Embu - Historical journey

The Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College was established in 1947 as an agriculture training school for pre-service training at certificate level to Kenya African
Preliminary Examination (KAPE) students.
Later in 1968, the Centre was renamed Embu Institute of Agriculture and started admitting secondary school leavers for two-year certificate training as Technical Assistants.
In 1990, it was upgraded to an Agricultural Staff Training College whose mandate was to develop and implement short management and technical courses and offer research and consultancy services to enhance performance in the agricultural sector.
This continued until June 2011 when the College was converted to Embu University College through a Legal Notice No. 65 of 17th June 2011.
The EUC council was inaugurated after its upgrading from Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College by President Mwai Kibaki.

Friday, 7th October 2016 became a historic day for Embu University College. This day marked the transition of the Institution from a Constituent College of UoN to a fully-fledged University. The University of Embu was formally awarded a Charter by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta at a colorful function held at Statehouse, Nairobi.

The objective of EmbuUniversity is to play a leading role in the development and expansion of the opportunities for higher education and research in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Water, and Biological and Physical sciences.

Visit us today

Pay us a courtesy call at The University College is located 3 km from Embu town, along the busy
Embu-Meru Road.

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