Chuka University, Chogoria Campus is taking shape with the construction of several new exquisite buildings, refurbishing of existing ones and enrollment of students into quality programmes. Nine (9) students that were enrolled in January 2020 for the diploma in business management class and three (3) in Certificate in Business management program have completed their first semester. Four students (4) have registered for MA in linguistics, Three (3) for Master of business administration and Five (5) for the master of Education degrees for the Dec,Jan 2020-April 2021 Semester.
The University has completed the construction of a modern gate, a complex with eight lecture halls and six offices, has renovated five lecture halls and refurbished an ablution block. Two hostels; one for ladies and the other for gentlemen, are almost complete. The two will accommodate one hundred and forty (140) students which is a good start since the community has already constructed hostels that can accommodate one hundred (100) students and more constructions are ongoing.
It’s all systems go for the campus as we anticipate the plan by Chuka University to admit a government sponsored program in September 2021. This will boost the number of the self sponsored students since there will be acceleration of activities at the Campus. The Campus co-exists well with Nturiri boys’ high school and with the construction of the new lecture halls and offices the operations will even be easier. This notwithstanding, the stakeholders: The church, the local administration, Chogoria Ward MCA, Maara Constituency MP and the school boards (Nturiri Primary and Secondary) met and suggested that Nturiri boys secondary school status be changed to Nturiri Mixed Day Secondary School and be relocated to the primary school grounds.
The change of status from boarding to a day school is in line with the Vice Chancellors’ advice to the stake holders that in due course the high school should change to a model day school. The decision to relocate the secondary school to the primary grounds was suggested by the stakeholders; with the area Mp committing to finance the relocation using the NG-CDF funds. Nturiri secondary school Board of management has already initiated the process of change of status and the Chuka University, Chogoria Campus NG-CDF project management committee is following up on the issue of the relocation. We sincerely thank Chuka University management, Maara Constituency NG-CDF, who supported in the construction of some lecture halls, and other stakeholders for great support towards the progress of the Campus.
Dr. Humphrey Kirimi Ireri