In Summary
  • The lawmaker said he was optimistic that DP Ruto is going to form the next government and lobby for the university soon after election.

  • Nyamira is the only county in the Nyanza region without a university.
Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose (in black jacket) hands over development cheques to stakeholders of St Paul's Manga Orotuba Secondary School on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose (in black jacket) hands over development cheques to stakeholders of St Paul's Manga Orotuba Secondary School on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Image: ALVIN RATEMO

Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose has assured residents that Nyamira county will start its university towards the end of this year or early 2023.

Nyamira is the only county in the Nyanza region without a university.

Kisii University had earlier started a satellite campus in Nyamira, but was closed down a few years later following recommendations by the Commission of University Education and the Advisory Committee of the Eminent Persons.

Two of its campuses in Keroka and Nyamira towns were affected in the 2016 closure.

Mose, while speaking in his constituency on Tuesday when he issued development cheques to schools, said he was optimistic that DP William Ruto is going to form the next government and lobby for the university soon after election.

“We had put a request for Nyamira to be given its own university in the now outgoing Jubilee government but those efforts have not yielded any fruits," he said. 

Mose further said the Nyamira leadership had agreed to work together to ensure more colleges and Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions are started in the county to cater for the massive school leavers.

The number has been swelling due to the 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary schools.

“As Nyamira leadership, we are also pushing to see we have more TVETs to address the big numbers that leave secondary schools who don’t qualify to join public universities,” he said.

Among established colleges and TVETs in Nyamira are; Kenya Medical Training College in West Mugirango, Ekerubo Gietai in North Mugirango, Borabu’s Teachers Training College and Kitutu Masaba.

The legislator congratulated the 2021 KCSE exam candidates for putting the county in the country’s map for their impressive performance.

 

(edited by Amol Awuor)

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