Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Eldoret Campus, is one of the 11 JKUAT Campuses distributed across the Country, purposely to enhance accessibility to the much needed JKUAT courses. It is located at the heart of the North Rift Region upcoming City of Eldoret, in the Sirgoi Plaza, along the Oginga Odinga Street, Uasin Gishu County, and about 10 km from the Eldoret International Airport. This location was carefully chosen especially to make accessibility convenient, affordable, and safe, to all cadre of clients desiring to achieve their academic dreams at JKUAT. The Campus can be easily accessed from all directions as one enters Eldoret City, and most importantly, the physically challenged members of the society, can also access the Campus with much ease.
It was established in the year 2014, and the first cohort of 135 students were admitted in January 2015. Since then, the Campus’ student population has grown significantly. Currently, it has a population of over 1,200 students pursuing various programmes in the fields of technology, health sciences, enterprise development, and pure & applied sciences. It is accredited by the Commission for University Education, and the systems are designed in such a way that students receive the same enjoyment as their counterparts in the Main Campus. Upon entering the Campus, one is greeted by admirable ambience befitting that of an institution of higher learning.
The rapidly growing Campus is currently structured into 2 academic departments; Department of Business, which hosts programmes in enterprise development, and Department of Pure & Applied Sciences, which hosts programmes in health sciences, technology, and pure & applied sciences. Her functions are fully guided by the University’s quality objectives, statutes, and policies.
Considering the dynamic needs of the surrounding environment, which are mainly entrepreneurship skills, technology, agribusiness skills, and excellent healthcare, the Campus has strategically identified niche areas in the fields of technology, health sciences, agribusiness, pure & applied sciences, and enterprise development. The niche areas in the health sciences include preventive & community health, health modelling, patient safety & technology health, and occupational & physiotherapy science & health. Areas of enterprise development include, but not limited to business administration, procurement & contract management, supply chain management and development studies, while technology has information technology and computer science as the main areas. There are also several short courses in line with these niche areas.