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About Mwangaza College

We are the pride of NAKURU Colleges as we offer superior quality graduates who are able to be absorbed into the job market where they render excellent services, others embrace entrepreneurship to create jobs in the economy while the rest of the graduates pursue further studies in both public and private sectors. In 1973 Bishop Ndingi of Nakuru Diocese situated in the Rift Valley, Kenya opened a community center on the edge of Nakuru town the fourth largest city in Kenya. The Centre was administered firstly by the Holy Rosary Sisters, a missionary congregation founded in Ireland to serve the need of Catholic girls mainly in Nigeria; they started a sewing class for poor girls from rural areas around Nakuru. Twenty years later, recognizing the secondary schools graduates need to acquire skills in order for them to later seek employment, the Bishop asked the Brothers to administer and develop the Center to teach various skills that would help them to find employment in the job market.

The Brothers took up the challenge and through funding from MISEREOR, the LA SALLIAN WORLD FUND and contributions from friends, were able to build a quadrangle of classrooms and an administrative building. Much appreciation is due to Brothers John Moriarity, Chuck Gregor and Paul Ackerman from various Districts in the United States for providing an oasis in an otherwise neglected area of the town. The De La Salle Christian Brothers have been administering a number of educational projects in Kenya since before independence in 1963. As time went on, the focus and type of their educational efforts changed according to how they perceived the needs of the country. Before and shortly after independence, there was a need for an educated civil servant work force. Since the number of schools was still very small in the country, the Brothers academic-style schools fulfilled a very real need for a newly independent country. As time went on, however, and the number of schools in the country multiplied significantly, the Brothers initiated more career-opportunity oriented schools. Accordingly, a more technical and agricultural sillís program was introduced into its existing schools and newer educational projects focused exclusively on this type of curriculum.

MWANGAZA (Swahili word meaning Light) Center for Skills Formation was established by Nakuru Catholic Diocese in 1992. As a result of a grant from the Belgian Government, The college was opened in 25th January 1993 by the ambassador of Belgium Christian Fellen. The Center is administered under the Diocese of Nakuru by the De La Salle Christian Brothers (a world wide educational religious Congregation with a 300 year tradition). The goal of setting up the Centre was to provide a technical post-secondary education to mainly but not exclusively young women of the Nakuru area. In this society the needs of women have previously not been given the same priority as that of men. The Brothers considered this an important issue and addressed it with the establishment of Mwangaza Centre (Currently Mwangaza College Nakuru). The institution is rich with history of academic performance and excellence throughout its existence since its inception in 1993.

Our Mission

To be a world class institution of choice dedicated to excellence in service delivery guided by shared values and principles within an environment conducive to learning, fairness and continuous improvement.

Why Choose Us

The institution is rich in culture and embraces the diversity of culture as we embrace students from different communities and of different religion.The college is registered by the Kenya National Examinations Council; KNEC Center Code 511102, and also accredited by KASNEB where we are their preferred center for Accounting courses which include ATD, DICT, CS, CIFA and CPA curriculum. With the introduction of the TIVET Programmes of studies in tertiary institutions by the Ministry of Higher Learning the college IN 2013, we embraced the implementation of these courses which commenced in January 2014. The course for Trade specialization under the TIVET programmes are: Secretarial studies, Sales and Marketing, Business Administrator and Human Resource Management. The details of these course are fully given in our brochure. We also run part-time lesson for those who want to learn with us in various subjects whereas the block-release revision programme is administered for our students who have been registered to take the July series which is examined by Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC. The exercise commences on the second week of June and goes up to the time they take the examine in mid-July. The exercise is open to outsiders who may be interested to partake the course.

The academic programme is of two semesters;
Full time: January to June and July to December
Part time: short courses commence at 3:30p.m - 5:30p.m (Monday - Friday)


Part time Full Courses: commences at 5:30pm - 7:30 p.m (Monday - Friday)


Weekend Courses: arranged on demand.

  • Admission

    Formal application for admission is made via our Application form, attach copies of Academic Certificates/Transcripts and together with a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 1,500.

  • Library

    Our institution is well equipped with a state of the art library facility which offers a wide range of books collection covering vast subjects for learning and research.

  • Sports

    Our institution embraces the incorporation of sports into our learning curriculum in order to fully enhance physical fitness among our student, staffs and our community.

  • College Internet

    Mwangaza College boosts of our WIFI accessible within our college which enhances student to access the Internet for purposes of propelling the learning and research.

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