Maseno University established in 1991, is the solitary college on the globe that lies along the Equator . It is one of the seven state funded colleges in Kenya. The University is situated in Maseno Township along Kisumu-Busia street, 25 km from Kisumu City and around 400 km west of Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.
The University likewise shares its limits with Vihiga and Kisumu County. Maseno University as of now has four Campuses, a College and a Constituent College. Maseno Main Campus is in Maseno Township 25km from Kisumu on the Busia street. The center exercises and focal organization of the University happens on this Campus. Homa Bay Campus is situated at the SONYACO Plaza in Homa Bay town.
Through this Campus, the University caters for the steadily extending interest for University instruction in the locale. The eCampus is probably the most recent advancement by Maseno University to encourage online conveyance of excellent endorsement, confirmation and degree projects to students in different pieces of the country, the East African district and past. All projects offered at the eCampus are principally conveyed through the web, with understudies taking demonstration nearby assessments toward the finish of every Semester. Kisumu City Campus College (previous City Campus) turned into a College of Maseno University in December 2010.
The College is inside the Central Business District of Kisumu City and is solely served by a roomy stopping yard arranged straightforwardly inverse Kisumu Hotel (Maseno University). Bondo University College (previous Bondo Teachers Training College) turned into a Constituent College of Maseno University in December 2008. The name “Maseno” was instituted by Rev. J.J. Willis out of the name of a tree referred to in neighborhood tongues as “Oseno” or “Oluseno” that remained close to where the primary preachers in the district raised their base.
Maseno University’s set of experiences started with the converging of Maseno Government Training Institute (GTI) with Siriba Teacher’s Training College to shape Maseno University College as a Constituent College of Moi University. This prompted its ensuing gazetting in October 1990 delegated the two foundations’ quite a few years of exemplary presence. It turned into an undeniable University 11 years after the fact, in 2001. Maseno is a Public University, set up by an Act of Parliament in 1991.
In 2000 it was raised to a completely fledged University. The current Vice-Chancellor of the University is Professor Julius Omondi Nyabundi. Close by its scholastic projects the University additionally oversees undertakings like the Kisumu Hotel and the University ranch where it produces farming items which are utilized inside the college and the excess provided to business sectors around. Maseno University is a cutting edge foundation of higher learning set up to propel educating, learning, innovative work that reacts to the arising financial just as mechanical and advancement needs of Kenya and the Eastern African Region.
As indicated by the Vice-Chancellor,â Professor Julius Omondi Nyabundi, Maseno University has set out determined to create and convey scholastic projects that react to the necessities of industry as well as get ready specialists for the information economy, in accordance with the Vision 2030. The projects offered by Maseno University (alluded to likewise with ‘IT’ programs) guarantee that all alumni of Maseno are enough presented to an information base that empowers them to live, learn and work in a multi-disciplinary setting where ICT is as much an asset for learning and working, as it is an order in its own right. Right now, Maseno University has a complete understudy enrolment of 21,000 enlisted at the Main Campus, Kisumu City Campus College and Homa Bay Campus.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor responsible for Academic Affairs, Prof. Mary J. Kipsat, shows that this number is required to develop essentially with the dispatch and extension of the eCampus of Maseno University that offers scholastic projects through the Internet and other present day innovations to all who qualify, paying little mind to their actual area. Maseno University is consequently on target in globalizing University schooling and giving top notch deep rooted learning openings, a deviation from the practice of delimiting admission to actual accessibility of bed and educational cost space at the University.
The University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in different disciplines at the following faculties and schools:
• a School of Arts and Social Sciences
• a School of Education
• a School of Biological & Physical Science
• a School of Public Health and Community Development
• a School of Environment and Earth Sciences
• a School of Development and Strategic Studies
• a School of Business and Economics
• a School of Medicine
• a School of Agriculture and Food Security
• a School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
• a School of Computing and Informatics
• a School of Planning & Archtecture