Eldoret Town Campus is now accredited!
After a rigorous series of inspections done by the Commission of Higher Education (CUE), we passed the test. The CUE accreditation journey started in July 2015 when the first submission was placed. In September 2015 the first inspection was made. There were issues raised by the CUE team based on feedback that the UoE team received. The CUE team visited once again in March 2016. We met the full requirements. The UoE Town Campus has now received full accreditation. (letter attached)
Over the years Kenya has experienced an expansion in the demand for higher education. University of Eldoret is no exception to this. The University has experienced growth and demand for new and user friendly programs.
The University of Eldoret Town campus was established and became operational in January 2014. It is located in MUSCO Towers in Eldoret town, the UoE Town Campus has all the facilities important to providing quality education to students ranging from lecture halls, libraries, health clinic, computer lab, examination room, a boardroom / conference room that can host 100 people at one sitting (theatre style) and a students’ recreation room. The students in town campus use laboratories and the farm at UoE main campus for practicals.
The campus offers courses from the following schools: Agriculture and Biotechnology, Business and Management Sciences, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies and Human Resource Development. The mode of delivery is full time and part time.
Whereas the Town campus has some facilities exclusive to it, students in the campus have full access to facilities in the main campus. This includes the library, laboratories, sports facilities among others. The close proximity of the Town campus to the main campus and the availability of buses for transportation has made sharing of facilities very easy.
As we celebrate the accreditation, we have a new Ag. Director at Town Campus - Prof Wilson K. Ngetich.
Prof. Wilson K. Ng'etich holds a PhD from Cranfield University, UK, Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Physics from University of Nairobi. He started working in 1988 at Tea Research Foundation of Kenya where he rose from Assistant Research Officer to Principal Research Officer by the time he left to join Moi University in 2007. He started as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Soil Science, teaching soil physics and soil-plant-water relations. He was appointed the Head of Department in October 2008, a position he held until August 2016. He became an Associate Professor in October 2012. He continues to teach soil physics and crop modelling at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised and examined a number of postgraduate candidates. He is a member of a number of professional associations locally and abroad. He is active in research, which current interests in degraded lands. (attached Abridged CV)
As the UoE fraternity congratulates him on his new position, we look forward to the growth of our UoE Town Campus.