Chuka University

The establishment of Chuka University was foretold way back in 1951 by a famous philanthropist and seer by the name Jerusha Kanyua , who said that a mountain would come up at Ndagani. The seer was known for her passion for education even though she never went to any formal school. Surprising to the people of the time, Jerusha could follow Bible verses and sing from hymn books though she was illiterate.

The advice she had for the young people then was that a pen should be like a spear and a book should be like a shield. With the establishment of Chuka University at Ndagani 58 years later, the vision of Jerusha has been fulfilled.

The University 

Chuka University is a public institution established through a legal notice No. 161 of 2007. It was a constituent College of Egerton University and the successor of the former Egerton University Eastern Campus College, Chuka. The Campus College was established on 27th September 2004, by Egerton University Council to enhance access to high quality and affordable University education to the people living in the Eastern region and Kenya at large.

This endeavor was fast-tracked by the donation of 550 acres of land and other facilities essential for current and future expansion of the institution by the local community. This included all the land and facilities formerly owned by Chuka Polytechnic which was founded in 1956.

His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki appointed the first Council of the University on 12th September 2008. A prominent businessman and renowned leader, Eng. Wilfred Murungi was appointed the first Chairman of Chuka University Council.

The courses offered at Chuka University include.

Bachelors Programmes.

  1. Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)
  2. Bachelor of Procurement & Logistic Management
  3. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
  4. Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Economics)
  5. Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Management.
  6. Bachelor of Co-operative Management
  7. Bachelor of Science (Economics & Statistics)
  8. Bachelor of Science in Ecotourism
  9. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources management
  10. Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
  11. Bachelor of Science in Animal Products Technology
  12. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension 
  13. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
  14. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  15. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  16. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
  17. Bachelor of Science in Ecotourism & Hospitality Management
  18. Bachelor of Hotel Management
  19. Bachelor of Tourism Management
  20. Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Enterprise & Management
  21. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  22. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources
  23. Bachelor of Arts
  24. Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Literature and Sociology
  25. Bachelor of Arts in Philosopy
  26. Bachelor of science in Information Science 
  27. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
  28. Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
  29. Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Studies
  30. Bachelor of Science in Community Development
  31. Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
  32. Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Kiswahili
  33. Bachelor of Arts in History, Economics and Sociology
  34. Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  35. Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics
  36. Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations
  37. Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Economics and Sociology
  38. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  39. Bachelor of Science 
  40. Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  41. Bachelor of Science Applied Computer Science.
  42. Bachelor of Science in BioChemistry
  43. Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and Technology
  44. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  45. Bachelor of Science in Physics
  46. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  47. Bachelor of Science in Biology
  48. Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  49. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
  50. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry
  51. Bachelor of Science in Actuarial mathematics 
  52. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  53. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  54. Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics 
  55. Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  56. Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Management
  57. Bachelor of Science in Financial Management
  58. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Basic)
  59. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Upgrading)
  60. Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  61. Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) – school- based
  62. Bachelor of Education (Science Education)
  63. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)

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