One of the state universities in Kenya that is expanding the quickest is Kibabii University. The University was founded during a period of profound change in the local, national, and international political, social, and economic realms. High-quality university education faces growth and development issues because of the decreased exchequer income as well as the growing demand.
About Kibabii University
The history of Kibabii University (KIBU) may be traced back to the Kibabii Teachers’ Training College, which served as the foundation for the current Kibabii University. The projected Kibabii Teachers Training College in the Bungoma South district was only ever intended to be a dream for more than 20 years. At a ceremony to officially break ground on the proposed site, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki graciously presided on September 19, 2007.
The beginning of a teacher training college in Kibabii can be traced to the time before independence. In 1932, the Mill Hill Fathers came up with the concept. The current St. Mary’s Kibabii High School, this college prepared P4 students from 1932 to 1942 and P3 students from 1958 to 1961. Nevertheless, in 1962 the college was relocated to Eregi (Eregi Teacher Training College).
In 1978, the neighborhood gave Kibabii Teachers College another thought. The plan was approved by the government, and the Ministry of Education announced the prequalification of contractors for the construction of Kibabii Primary Teachers Training College through the Projects Implementation Unit and African Development Bank Tender No. PIN/ADB/BLDG/01/94-95. As a result, the contract to build Kibabii College was given to M/C Metic General Contractors in March 1997. The Kenya Education II project, which planned to fund Kibabii Teachers College, was quickly stopped by the African Development Bank.
Kibabii Teachers’ Training College received a new lease on life from the government in 2007.
After President Kibaki’s groundbreaking ceremony, which was the catalyst for the project’s resurrection, what had first been a dream was gradually becoming reality. With the President’s approval, the Ministry of Gender and Social Services’ Tuuti, Kibabii-area facilities were rented to house the initial intake of students while construction work at the intended location got underway. December 2007 passed after that. Second-year students used to attend classes in UNICEF-provided tents due to a lack of space. The college’s construction was handled by MILICON’S LTD and his group of subcontractors to have it completely functioning by May 25, 2011.
700 people were hired by the project, which helped the local economy by generating jobs. His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki, ordered that the recently built facilities for Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ College be changed to Kibabii University College in response to a request from the officials from Bungoma County. By establishing Kibabii University College as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology via Legal Notice No. 115 of August 2011, the Kenya Gazette notice of August 12th, 2011 validated this.
Faculty and Departments At Kibabii University
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING & INFORMATICS
- DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
- DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
- DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
- DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING
- DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY SCIENCE
- DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
- DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
- DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY, FINANCE, AND ECONOMICS
SCHOOL OF NURSING
- Nursing Education, Research, and Leadership
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Community Health and Mental Health Nursing
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Department of English, Literature, Journalism, and Mass Communication
- Department of Kiswahili and Other African Languages
- Department of Social Science
- Department of Criminology and Social Work
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
- Department of Psychology and Early Childhood Education
- Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Department of Education Foundations and Educational Planning and Management
Frequently Asked Questions about Kibabii University
How many Students Does Kibabii University admit per year?
Answer: The University anticipates admitting 4,600 first-year students for the academic year 2023–2024 after receiving accreditation from the Commission for University Education.
Is Kibabii University a Federal or State School?
Answer: It is a public university.
What is the cut-off mark for KIBU?
Answer: Visit the University’s website to find out.
What is Kibabii University Official Website?
Is Kibabii University a good school?
Answer: Yes. The University ranked 36th in Kenya and 10375th in the World 2023 overall rankings.
Are there hostels at KIBU?
Answer: Yes. The school has four hostels on campus two for ladies and two for male students. Each hostel has 96 rooms and each room accommodates 4 students.
When is the Admission Form coming out for Kibabii University?
Answer: The Admission Management of the university has released the online Application Form for the 2023/2024 Academic year.
Who founded Kibabii University?
Answer: The university was granted it’s Charter by President Kenyatta.
What are the requirements for KIBU?
Answer: Admission Requirement
- Grades attained in core courses of at least a C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE), depending on the programs you are interested in.
- Extra details are offered in support of your application.
- Copies of an applicant’s ID and passport must be submitted with the application.
- Academic and professional credentials that are pertinent