Meru University of Science and Technology (MUCST) was established by the Kenya Government under Legal Notice No. 103 of 18th July 2008 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Meru University has invested on the development of new facilities and the improvement of existing ones to ensure that our students get the best of their university experience. MUST realizes that development of necessary scientific and technological infrastructure together with technical and entrepreneurial skills is a prerequisite for transforming Kenya into a modern and prosperous society.Current Ongoing construction projects include a library, tuition block, student’s hostel, food science laboratory and administration block.
MUST offers a wide range of courses to cater for the high demand of education.The programmes offered are designed to get graduates to work in the relevant fields quickly through provision of adequate hands-on-training and education required.In line with the Strategic Plan for the period 2009 – 2014 and our mandate, the institution is in the process of establishment of various schools and faculties including Science, Agriculture and Food Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Health Sciences among others. The University has recently rolled out various Post-graduate Programmes and more degree programmes to its curriculum in a bid to quench the overwhelming demand for its courses.
The idea of establishing a University goes back many years to the time when Njuri Ncheke (Council of elders of Meru people) conceived an idea of establishing an institution of higher learning in Meru. Consequently, the NJURI NCHEKE ELDERS set aside 641 acres of land near the Njuri Ncheke’s Shrine at Nchiru for the same. In the mid-1960s, the elders initiated the process of establishing an institution of higher learning. It was decided that the Meru community raise funds for establishment of a College of Technology. As a result, Meru College of Technology (MECOTECH) was founded and opened its doors to its first batch of students in 1983 with an intake of fifty four (54) students all of whom were enrolled in Agriculture. In 1985 Motor Vehicle Engineering and later in 1987 building courses were introduced. MECOTECH offered diploma and certificate courses in automotive engineering, agriculture and extension, information technology, accounting, electrical engineering, building and masonry and business administration, among others.
MUCST had its first intake in May 2009, admitting forty five (45) students in three (3) degree programmes: Bachelor of Commerce (B-COM), Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT), and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Bsc. IT). The institution has since grown to offer four (4) Masters programmes, thirteen (13) Degree programmes, eight (8) Diploma and five (5) Certificate programmes.
MUCST was formally launched by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki C.G.H., M.P., President and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya on Saturday 17th April, 2010
The objective of the University is to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and research in Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Energy, Water and Environmental Science and arid and semi-arid lands. The University aims at becoming a regional leader in the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge in the area of Science and technology and related disciplines.
MUCST was formally launched by His Excellency Hon. MwaiKibaki C.G.H., M.P., President and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya on Saturday 17th April, 2010
Since 2009, MUCST has continued to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and research in Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Energy, Water and Environmental Science in arid and semi-arid lands. MUCST is now well-positioned to take a lead in the emerging national agenda as we seek to contribute positively to supporting education, innovation, technology transfer, and socio-economic development of our country. Our emphasis on expanding opportunities in the STEM disciplines namely; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will greatly contribute to the achievement of the Kenya Vision 2030 as well as being an important component of rising to meet our country’s competitiveness challenge