To fulfill its purpose of providing top-notch education, Rongo University engages in teaching, research, community service, and the development of creative graduates. The University is dedicated to creating and delivering high-quality, academically driven programs as well as engaging in research and extension initiatives. All of these aim to raise Kenyans’ socioeconomic standing both locally and nationally and to improve their quality of life.
History of Rongo University
Rongo University (RU), formerly known as Rongo University College, was founded as Kitere Technical School, a center for craft apprenticeship training, in the early 1970s by members of the neighborhood.
The need for a public institution to handle the expanding demand for technical and vocational training in the larger Southern Nyanza region was felt in the early 1980s. Only one technical training facility, the Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT) in Kisumu, operated at this time. leaders from the South.
Leaders from the Southern Nyanza region formed the Union of South Nyanza Welfare Association (USNWA), which petitioned the then-President Daniel Arap Moi to make Kitere Technical a public institution and grant permission for the newly established institute to be named after him. Both demands were granted by President Moi, and the Moi Institute of Technology (MIT) was established in 1983.
A memorandum of agreement was signed in 2007 between Moi University and Moi Institute of Technology to offer diploma and undergraduate programs in business, human resource management, and education at MIT as a satellite campus. In January 2008, the Rongo Constituency Development Fund enrolled the first group of 100 students. The government upgraded Moi Institute of Technology to Rongo University College four years after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed, allowing it to function as a constituent college of Moi University. On June 22, 2012, MIT was formally transferred to the Council of Rongo University College.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the charter transforming Rongo University College into a full-fledged public university on October 7, 2016, after it had been operating for four years as a constituent college of Moi University. The University is situated 2.5 kilometers off the Rongo-Migori Highway and 11 kilometers from Rongo Town. The University now has 458 staff members and slightly more than 6345 students who are enrolled in both government-sponsored and self-sponsored programs.
Faculty and Departments At Rongo University
School of Information, Communication, and Media Studies
- Dept of Information Sciences, Health Records and Systems
- Dept of Communication, Media, and Journalism
School of Arts, Social Sciences and Business
- Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dept. of Business, Tourism, and Hospitality
- Dept of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
School of Education
- Dept of Educational Management and Foundation
- Dept of Curriculum, Instruction and Media
School of Science, Agriculture, and Environmental Studies
- Department of Physical, Biological, and Environmental Studies
- Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing
- Department of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Frequently Asked Questions about Rongo University
How many Students Does Rongo University admit per year?
Answer: This is at the discretion of the University but currently, the University has a student population of 6345 and a total staff complement of 458.
Is Rongo University a Federal or State School?
Answer: It is a non-profit public higher education institution.
What is the cut-off mark for Rongo University?
Answer: Visit the school’s website to find out.
What is Rongo University Official Website?
Is Rongo University a good school?
Answer: Yes. The school ranked 48th in Kenya and 11652nd in the World 2023 overall rankings.
Are there hostels at Rongo University?
Answer: Yes. The university hostels’ objective is to provide quality and comprehensive accommodation to enable students to pursue their academic goals in a conducive and enabling environment.
When is the Admission Form coming out for Rongo University?
Answer: The Admission Management University has released the online Application Form for the 2023/2024 Academic year.
Who founded Rongo University?
Answer: The University was awarded the Charter by H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya.
What are the requirements for Rongo University?
Answer: Entry Requirement
KCSE C+ (Plus) with C + in Mathematics and any two of the following subjects (Chemistry, Biology, and Physics) or a Relevant Diploma with credit. KCSE C+ (Plus) with C + in Mathematics and C+ Physics or Relevant Diploma with credit.