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History of Rongo University Since 1970s: Mission, Founders & Constituent College of Moi Varsity

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Rongo University found in Migori County is among the fastest-growing public learning institutions in Kenya. The history of Rongo University tells us more about its mission and founding year.

Established in the recent past, Rongo University continues to outshine the rest in the fields of research and innovation.

History of Rongo University since 1970

Where is Rongo University located? The prestigious Rongo University is located on Kitere Hill, about 8 kilometres from Rongo Town, and 2.5 kilometres off Kisii – Migori Highway.

RU portal degrees, diplomas, certificates, and TVET courses are lately on the spot.

1. Established as Kitere Technical School in the 1970s

In the early 1970s, RU was called Kitere Technical School renowned as a craft apprenticeship training center.

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In the 80s, it was renamed Moi Institute of Technology (MIT) and then Rongo University in 2012.

2. Upgrade to Rongo University in 2011

Rongo University was established as a Constituent College of Moi University in 2011. At the time, it was known as Rongo University College.

The creation of constituent colleges was part of a broader effort by the Kenyan government to expand access to higher education and promote regional development.

3. Growth and continued expansion

Rongo University College started as a small institution but gradually expanded its academic programs and infrastructure.

It initially offered a limited number of undergraduate programs and grew over time to include more courses and faculties.

4. Granting of University charter in 2016

In 2016, Rongo University College was granted a Charter by the Kenyan government, officially becoming Rongo University.

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This marked a significant milestone in its development, as it gained greater autonomy and authority to award its degrees and diplomas.

5. Academic offerings

Rongo University offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across different fields of study, including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business.

These programs are designed to meet the educational needs of the local community and the broader region.

6. Research and community engagement

Like many universities, Rongo University is actively involved in research activities and community engagement.

Its faculty and students research various topics, and the university often collaborates with local communities and organizations to address social and economic challenges.

7. Campus facilities

Rongo University has continued to invest in its campus infrastructure.

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These include lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, and student accommodation facilities to provide a conducive learning environment.

8. Commitment to quality education

Rongo University commits to providing quality education and fostering academic excellence.

It strives to contribute to the development of a skilled and educated workforce in Kenya and the East African region.

Rongo University plays an essential role in expanding access to higher education in Kenya and contributes to the development of its region by providing educational opportunities and conducting research that addresses local and national challenges.

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