WORD FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR
The Presbyterian University
An entrepreneurial Christian university
The Presbyterian University has a rich history dating back to the days when the first Church of Scotland missionaries landed in Kenya. In 2007 the University was given a letter of interim authority to start a university by the Commission for higher education. The university admitted its first degree students in 2008. Today, it has two campuses; main campus in Kikuyu at Thogoto and Nairobi campus on Biashara Plaza at the junction of Moi Avenue and Biashara Street.
Presbyterian University cuts a niche for itself among institutions offering entrepreneurial skills to its students. In fact, we want to be identified as an institution that produces job creators not job seekers and we are working towards imparting the same to the Presbyterian University students. For instance the university runs a dairy project within the campus. Here students can learn practically on how to run a profitable business venture. The secret is doing things differently. It is about taking proactive steps to foster a culture of learning, an ethos of innovation and to make good practice the norm.
So, what does Presbyterian University offer academically? The Presbyterian University offers educational programs founded on the values of Christian transformational education, research, professional integrity, self-reliance and service to God and humanity.
The university’s mission is to provide transformative wholistic education. Degree programs include business, computer science, theology and education. The post graduate studies are in business administration with specialization in different areas such as finance, human resource, strategic management and marketing. Diplomas are offered in nursing, clinical medicine, journalism, public relations, education, business, hospitality management, tourism management, theology, business administration and business information technology.
In future the university will introduce degree courses in education in areas such as early childhood, special needs, arts and criminology. In science areas such as horticulture, occupational therapy. In business in information technology. In hospitality areas of hotel and tourism. In Master’s degree in areas such as theology and education management.
The Presbyterian University does not only provide opportunities for students to acquire head knowledge rather, their main vision is to ensure that every year it churns out graduates that are well-rounded. The University’s teaching and curriculum is set in a way that it challenges students to use their curiosity and creativity to tackle issues by investigating or designing solutions to problems in the workplaces.
PROF. KIBAS AT A GLANCE
Prof. Kibas is a born-again Christian, a preacher, a professor of entrepreneurship trained in the USA. He holds a PhD, Masters and Degree. He is an accomplished scholar who has written and published many journals and books