Egerton University

Egerton University is the premier Agricultural public University in Kenya.  It  has  however, broadened to other areas of research and teaching such as natural resources, applied sciences, education, computer science, medical sciences, education, engineering and business studies. 

The University’s main campus is located at Njoro, about 180 Kms northwest of Nairobi off Njoro-Mau Narok road. The famous Lake Nakuru, the home of beautiful lesser flamingoes is only 27 Kms away. The Nakuru Town Campus College is the other campus and is non-residential.

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. William Odongo Omamo, was appointed in 1966.[citation needed]

In 1979, due to support from the Government of Kenya and USAID, the college expanded yet again. It became a part of the University of Nairobi system.

In 1987, the College was finally recognized as a Chartered Public University.

Faculties of Egerton University

The university has several faculties:
    * The faculty of Health Sciences
    * The faculty of Agriculture
    * The faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    * The faculty of Education
    * The faculty of Science
    * The faculty of Engineering and Technology
    * The faculty of commerce
Egerton university has several campuses
  • Main campus-Njoro
  • laikipia campus,
  • Nairobi campus
  • Nakuru campus
  • Kisii campus.
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