Inoorero University was officially unveiled to the public in October
2009. Inoorero is a Kikuyu expression meaning “the sharpening place”.
The university styles itself as the place where people’s minds, skills,
attitudes, and knowledge are sharpened.
Previously known as the
Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS), the institution has offered
professional courses for more than 25 years. The university seeks to be
a technology and market-driven university through dynamic teaching,
research, consultancy, community service, and innovation.
School of Professional Studies was registered in 1983 to develop skills
in organizations for various cadres of employees. The college moved to
the present Inoorero centre in Parklands, Nairobi, in 1991 and its
governance composition amended a year later.
It developed its own
certificate and diploma programmes in 1997 and gradually began building
blocks to expand into a university. In October 2007 the institution
submitted a proposal to the Commission for Higher Education to grant it a
university status. It got the interim authority in September 2009.
university’s main campus is located between Forest Road and Limuru Road
in Parklands, Nairobi. It has another campus in Kiserian, on the
fringes of Nairobi.Minimum requirement
minimum admission requirement into the university is C plus for a
degree programme, C for a diploma, and D-plus for a certificate, all in
the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
The Bachelor degree
courses at the School of Information Communication and Technology are
offered at JKUAT. The school also offers professional courses in Cisco
ITE (IT Essentials) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
The school also offers a higher diploma in information science and another in archives and records management.
Diplomas studies are in information science, multimedia and motion graphics (DMMG) and ICT.School of Law
The School of Law offers a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of London and a diploma in law.
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) offers a Diploma in Law and
Practice. It trains students who wish to become legal assistants in law
Certificate, diploma, and higher diploma programmes in Intellectual Property are also on offer.
School of Business offers the following degree courses: Bachelor of
Commerce, Bachelor of Management and Office Administration, Bachelor of
Commerce and Business Administration and Bachelor of Business and Office
Management, both offered at JKUAT.Diploma courses
school offers diploma programmes in procurement, human resource
management, marketing, management, business and office management, and
journalism and media studies.Certificate and bridging courses
university offers certificate courses in on-line journalism and
management and a bridging certificate course in mathematics. Also, it
offers bridging studies in finance and accounting.Masters
University offers a Masters programme called Executive Masters in
Business Administration, at its Institute of Executive Education and
Consultancy. The institute also trains students in leadership and in
international business development.
The university also offers lessons on corporate security and disaster management.