Egerton University

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Egerton University (EU)
Type Public University
Established 1939
Vice-Chancellor Prof Rose Awuor Mwonya
Location Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya
0°22'11.0"S, 35°55'58.0"E
Campus Rural
Website Homepage


Egerton University is a public university in Kenya.

Location[edit]

The main campus of the university is located in Njoro, a small community approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi), southwest of the town of Nakuru.[1] This is located approximately 180 kilometres (112 mi), by road, northwest of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.[2] The coordinates of the university main campus are:0°22'11.0"S, 35°55'58.0"E (Latitude:-0.369734; Longitude:35.932779).[3] The main Instagram page of egerton university is @egertonuniversitysflyest

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1939, and was originally named Egerton Farm School.[4] It was established by a large land grant of 740 acres (3 km²) by Maurice Egerton, 4th Baron Egerton of Tatton. The school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture.[5] 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. Soon afterwards, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries.[5]

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:

See also[edit]

Courses offered[edit]

Today, the university offers many academic programs. Students can receive a three-year diploma, a bachelor's degree, master's 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (15 January 2016). "Distance between Nakuru, Kenya and Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ GFC (15 January 2016). "Distance between Njoro, Nakuru, Kenya and Nairobi, Kenya". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (15 January 2016). "Location of the main campus of Egerton University" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  4. ^ James Wilson (9 July 2013). "Foundation calls for backing of link with Kenyan sister school". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kiereini, Douglas (24 September 2015). "Castle that was built for a hard-to-please lover". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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Coordinates: 00°22′11″S 35°55′58″E / 0.36972°S 35.93278°E / -0.36972; 35.93278