Message from the Vice Chancellor

It gives me singular pleasure to welcome you to Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology as we join other women’s institutions of higher learning throughout the world.

We are committed to improving the lives of women by empowering them through scientific and technological education and training coupled with sensitisation to the needs of and service to the community. It is our firm belief that the women who will train with us will use the skills and knowledge that they will acquire for the benefit of the Kenyan society and through research, extend their service to the world community.

The KWUST experience is an unending learning experience. The university draws upon the intrinsic knowledge and wisdom of learners to achieve her vision of academic excellence in the scientific and technological formation.

Women have continued to make strides towards empowerment. More power to one ultimately means more power to all. Interventions in the development field have shown that men support women’s empowerment when it enables women to bring the much-needed resources into the family or community or when it challenges power structures that have oppressed and exploited the poor of both sexes.

We can only empower women by educating and training them. This is where our work at KWUST begins. Our aim is not just to teach, it is to grow and develop the individual to her fullest potential both as a professional and a member of the society. Our programmes promote teamwork, community service and the spirit of sharing.

Kenya is privileged to have a number of universities. In this country alone, there are over 68 universities with KWUST being the only one that offers science and technology degrees for women only.

The student population is drawn from all over Kenya. Our average size classes enable us to give individual attention to our students. We have diluted the myth that Mathematics and Science is a no- go zone for girls.

We welcome you to join us and walk with us physically, intellectually and spiritually, for only in your company can we hope to achieve our goals.

Prof Justus K. Mile

Vice- Chancellor