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Catholic Church To Establish Sh2.7b Varsity In Molo

Catholic Church To Establish Sh2.7b Varsity In Molo.

The Catholic Church has begun the process of establishing a university in Molo, Nakuru County.

The Jesuit Congregation has already purchased a 75-acre plot of land for the establishment of a branch of the US-based Layola University.

On Thursday, a delegation led by Reverend Dr Kizito Kiyimba, the Society of Jesus Provincial for East Africa, toured the site following a meeting with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and county education officials.

According to documents obtained by The Standard on Saturday, the first and second phases of the project will cost approximately Sh2.7 billion (US$24 million). Two additional phases will be completed by 2030.

The first phase of the project, according to Dr. Kizito, is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

By December 2023, the first phase of construction will be completed.
“We are, however, optimistic that we shall have started offering short courses at the university by then,” said Kizito.

Layola University has over 250 learning institutions worldwide, 20 of which are in the United States, and its branch in Molo will be the first in Kenya to serve East African Community member states.

Kizito explained that, while the university is supported by the church, it aims to provide solutions to global problems.

Catholic Church To Establish Sh2.7b Varsity In Molo.

“Layola University’s goal is to mould men and women who will transform society by instilling academic excellence, inclusivity and care for the person. It aims to mould job creators and not job seekers,” said Kiyimba.

Governor Kinyanjui described the project as a significant boost to the county’s education sector, pointing out that the county currently only has Egerton University.

“Many public universities closed their satellite campuses in the county recently. The entry of Loyola University is a big win for the county and the people around Molo,” said Kinyanjui.


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Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural Technology, and Laikipia University are among them.

Kinyanjui said that with courses on data science, business studies with a focus on entrepreneurship, education science, and engineering, this new campus will bridge gaps in our education sector.

Kuria Kimani, MP for Molo, said he will support the university, noting that once completed, the community will benefit from jobs and a market for their goods and services.



Catholic Church To Establish Sh2.7b Varsity In Molo

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