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Inoorero University (IU)
Nairobi, Kenya


University description (as per official university website)

Inoorero University (IU) is the Enterprise University.
A sharpening place for skills in Africa, and the world. As an Enterprise University, we seek to impact on life, society and people by arming students with the requisite knowledge, attitude and skills; molding them into knowledgeable solution providers, and leaders who are fully capable of combating the challenges of a dynamic world.
We inspire minds to see endless possibilities.We encourage entrepreneurial, creative and innovating thinking and practise, and encourage embracing of technology to enable life and business.

IU provides learners with academic, co-curricular, staff and facilities, and other resources that help them achieve their potential at the highest scholarly levels. We embrace diversity to prepare learners for positions of leadership and fulfilled lives of service to humanity- driven by technology, market relevance, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the scholarship and teaching of our faculty, IU seeks to instill an enterprising way of life through fulfilling our statement of purpose: “Refining to Distinction"


To be a technology and market driven innovative world class enterprise university.


To develop quality human capital and entrepreneurs prepared for a life of purpose, service and leadership in society through flexible dynamic teaching, research, consultancy, community service and nurturing the spirit of innovation and enterprise.


Commitment to excellence: We shall pursue the highest professional and integrity standards in all we do in order to nature excellence and innovation, both as individuals and as a community

Customer focused: We shall continually strive to meet and exceed our stakeholders’ expectations.

Teamwork: We shall foster a work environment of team building, shared skills, openness and honest communication as a key attribute of achieving our objectives.

Innovation: We shall continually adapt, evolve and change to improve our programmes, methodology and technology in order to be at the forefront of education and training.

Service to humanity: We shall aim to make a difference in our immediate community and to mankind as a whole.


Collaborations give the benefit of flexibility and versatility to our students in their quest for suitable career paths. Among the collaboration initiatives inherited from our predecessor- KSPS are:

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
University of Cape Town - Graduate School of Business
University of London
University of Southern Africa (UNISA)
Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK)
Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) U.K
Copenhagen Business School


Inoorero University is anchored on over a quarter of a century of excellence in education having been founded on what was originally known as the Kenya School of Professional Studies. (KSPS.) The following is the historical journey from KSPS to IU.

1983: July Hon. F. T. Nyammo,- OGW MP.and Mr. Sultan Khimji, register K.S.P.S.

1983: November Kenya School of Professional Studies starts operations.

1985: Executive Education, targeting development of skills in organizations for various cadres of staff begins.

1991: K.S.P.S moves to its new home Inoorero center, Parklands.

1992: K.S.P.S governance structure is revised and a Board of Directors chaired by the founder Hon F. T. Nyammo is put in place.

1993: The Board makes an enquiry at the Commission for Higher Education on what it takes to migrate to university status.

1997: The School begins to develop its own certificate and diploma programs.

2003: The K.S.P.S Scholarship scheme now worth Kshs.14 million was established.

2005: K.S.P.S programs are validated by the Commission for Higher Education after a successful proposal and inspection.

2006: Management presents a paper to the Board of Directors justifying the need to migrate to university. The Board of Directors approved the proposal and by December 2006 planning had began and the necessary consultants hired.

2007: K.S.P.S is gazetted by Ministry of Education Science and Technology as authorized to examine and certify in its own certificates and diploma programs. In October of 2007, K.S.P.S submits its proposal to migrate to university status by the Commission for Higher Education.

2008: The School upgrades Inoorero Center and puts up a bigger Library with multi media facilities, disabled facilities and refurbishes its lecture rooms. The Commission for Higher Education carries out the first physical facilities inspection in October.

2009: In March 2009, the Commission for Higher Education carries out the Academic inspection followed by a final inspection in June.

2009 18th September: K.S.P.S is awarded the Letter of Interim Authority authorizing it to operate as a university and is gazetted on 14th September 2009.

October 12th: Prof. Thairu is confirmed the VC Chancellor, Inoorero University, The University Council also appoints Ms. Wamuyu Kambo as DVC , Administration, Planning and Development. And Prof. Kang’ethe as DVC, Academic, Research and Student Affairs

October 15th: Inoorero Univeristy (IU) is finally unveiled to the public


Inoorero is a Kikuyu word meaning “the sharpening place”. IU by concept positions itself as an institution that sharpens people’s minds, knowledge, attitude and skills. To achieve the vision and mission of the University, IU is guided by the following core values that guide our culture, programs, approach to learning, delivery and processes.

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