Kenya: Partnership in Technology and Development
Egerton University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Njoro, Kenya
Client/Agency: EDDI (Education for Democracy and Development Initiative/USAID)
Partners: McCormack Graduate School Center for Democracy and Development
In Cooperation with: Egerton University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Njoro, Kenya
Purpose: To develop a Social Sciences Computer Lab at Egerton University
Background: Egerton University is located in Njoro, near Nakuru, in the Rift Valley, approximately 150 KM northwest of Nairobi. Founded in 1939 and originally named Egerton Farm School, the school's original purpose was to prepare white European youth for careers in agriculture. By 1955, the name had changed to Egerton Agricultural College, and a one-year certificate course and a two-year diploma course in agriculture were offered. Soon after Kenya’s independence, the college opened its doors to people of all races from Kenya and other African countries. With support from the Government of Kenya and USAID in 1979, the college expanded yet again, and in 1987, the College was finally recognized as a Chartered Public University.
Activities / Results: A Social Sciences Computer Lab was established and outfitted at Egerton University, and turned over to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.