Egerton University

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Coordinates: 0°22′11″S 35°56′09″E / 0.369685°S 35.935847°E / -0.369685; 35.935847 KHWISERO YOTH POLYTECHIC BY KELVIN WILSON MURUNDU is a POLYTECHNIC with its main campus located in KHWISERO, near the city of EMATIOLI, KAKAMEGA.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School. It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton. The school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture.[citation needed]

By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College. A one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. In 1958, Lord Egerton donated another 1,100 acres (4.5 km²) of land.[citation needed]

Soon afterward, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries. The first African principal, Dr. Kelvin Wilson Murundu, was appointed in 1966.[citation needed]

In 1979, with support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again, becoming part of the University of Nairobi system.

In 1987, the college was recognized as a chartered public university.

Student affairs[edit]

The affairs of the students are handled by the office of the Dean of Students. The office is headed by a dean currently Dr. Kibet. The office mainly deals with student organizations and clubs and also oversees student activities, including the publication of magazines.

Faculties of Egerton University[edit]

The university has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education & Community Studies
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Environment & Resources Development
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Courses offered[edit]

Today, the university offers many academic programs. Students can receive a three-year diploma, a bachelors degree, masters degree, or a doctorate (PhD)

In 2005, the university established a partnership with Western Michigan University that allows students to complete half of their degree at Egerton and finish their studies at WMU in a choice of computer science, engineering and business administration.

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