Schools Kenya

Riara University

A rich personal development program is guaranteed by the Riara University experience, which goes beyond academics. This is accomplished by a wide range of optional activities, all of which are student-led and include sports, recreation, volunteer work, clubs, and societies.

About Riara University

Nairobi, Kenya’s Mbagathi Way is home to the private university Riara University. A fifteen-minute drive from Nairobi’s Central Business District is the university’s main campus, which is located in Kibera, Nairobi County, right close to Nyayo Highrise Estate.

Daniel Gachukia and Eddah Gachukia, a husband and wife team, created Riara University in 2012. In addition, the couple served as the founding directors of The Riara Group of Schools, which includes a girls’ secondary school as well as two kindergartens, two primary schools, and two preschools.

The university was created by the Universities Act (2012) and has been operating under a Letter of Interim Authority since August 2, 2012, when the Commission for University Education gave its blessing. The university has already undertaken the Technical Inspection by the Commission for University Education and is currently undergoing accreditation for the Award of Full Charter in compliance with the Act’s provisions. The institution is hoping for swift approval of the Charter.

The Council of Legal Education has granted the university full accreditation. According to the Legal Education Act (2012), among other duties, the Council of Legal Education (CLE) is mandated by law to regulate legal education and training in Kenya. The institution is a training center and an examinations center with full accreditation from the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB). Under this accreditation, the university offers courses for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Secretary (CS), and Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD).

All teachers hired by the Teachers Service Commission are required to participate in the Teacher Professional Development Program (TPD), which was implemented by the Ministry of Education in 2021. One of the universities in Kenya that offers this program is Riara University. This is meant to aid in the evaluation of teachers’ performance and their professional growth, a topic on which stakeholders in the education system, particularly teachers, have differing opinions.

Faculty At Riara University

  • Riara Law School
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing Sciences
  • School of International Relations & Diplomacy
  • School of Communication and Multimedia Journalism
  • School of Education

FAQS about Riara University

Q. How many Students Does Riara University admit per year?

A. This is at the discretion of the university.

Q. Is Riara University a Federal or State School? 

A. It is a Private University.

Q. What is the cut-off point for Riara University?

A. Refer to the school’s website to find out.

Q. What is Riara University Official Website?


Q. Is Riara University a good school?

A. Yes! The University has established itself as the best Kenyan private university. It ranked 45th in Kenya and 11211th in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Q. Are there hostels at Riara University?

A. Yes. The University is located in Nairobi, a contemporary metropolis that is rapidly expanding and has a wide range of possibilities for student housing. These include, among other things, hostels, furnished and unfurnished flats, different sorts of rental agreements, and homestays.

Q. When is the admission form coming out for Riara University?

A. Visit the University’s website to find out.

Q. Who founded Riara University?

A. The University was established by Mr. Daniel Gachukia and Dr. Eddah Gachukia.

Q. What are the requirements for Riara University?

A. Entry Requirement

  • A minimum of C- (minus) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C or above in English or Kiswahili or D+ at KCSE plus a Certificate level qualification recognizable by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority

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