Inside the history of Maasai Mara University is a daring academic journey of about two decades. We take a quick campus tour of MMU’s founder, its location, and its unwavering commitment towards literacy.
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MMU is a Kenyan public university with post-modern learning facilities and an enrolment of about 10,000 students.
History of Maasai Mara University Since 2007
When was Maasai Mara University started? Initially called Narok University College, MMU existed in 2007 as a constituent college of Moi University.
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The institution has since prospered in both infrastructural development and innovation.
1. Establishment in 2007 as a constituent college of Moi University
Maasai Mara University was first established as Narok University College on 16 July 2008, as a constituent college of Moi University.
Before then, it existed as Moi University Narok Town Campus.
2. MMU chartered in 2013
Maasai Mara University was chartered on February 12, 2013, following the enactment of the University Act of 2012.
Until then, the university operated as a Constituent College of Moi University through the Legal Order No. 101 of July 2008.
With this change, the institution gained the authority to offer its degree programs independently of Moi University.
3. Development and growth
Since its establishment, Maasai Mara University has grown both in terms of infrastructure and academic offerings.
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The university has expanded its academic programs in various fields like arts, science, business, education, tourism, and others.
4. Impact on the country’s strategic plan
The university plays a crucial role in the local community, especially in Narok County.
It not only offers education opportunities but also promotes research and community outreach programs related to the unique Maasai culture and the adjacent Maasai Mara National Reserve, a famous wildlife conservation area.
5. Maasai Mara vision and mission
The vision of Maasai Mara University is to be a World Class University committed to academic excellence for development.
The mission is to provide quality University Education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development.
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Above all, Maasai Mara University’s academic niche circles around environmental resource management and conservation.