Lukenya University courses and fee structure

Lukenya University is a successor higher learning institution of the Lukenya Schools. Lukenya is a nonprofit institution of higher learning and is duly accredited by the Commission of University Education (CUE). The University earned its Interim Authority letter from the Commission of University Education on 16th November 2015.

The main campus is established in Mtito Andei in Makueni County. One can access the school via rail or road. Lukenya University is 32KM from Kambu town. It grants degree, diploma, and certificate programs which are fully recognised by CUE. The institution has an accurate, selective admission principle which is by the students’ past academic performance. The school admits a mixed gender population both locally and internationally.

Lukenya University adopts the Green philosophy which is equipped towards the use of innovative technologies in energy, universal education, health, sustainability, and global food security.

The goal of the school is to be globally dynamic in excellent teaching, training, researching and contributing community service.

Lukenya University admission

The campus has various schools offering various courses. Generally, to qualify for a degree and a diploma, you ought to have attained a minimum of C+ (Plus) and a C- (Minus) in KCSE respectively. Certificate course allows a person who has achieved a minimum of D (Plain). Below is a full list of courses being offered by the university:

School of Education

It provides courses by co-operating with schools and centres for educational research. The school teaches various programs which are:

Degree courses

1. Bachelor of education (ECDE)

2. Bachelor of education (arts) with a specialisation in:

  • English
  • Business Studies
  • Kiswahili
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History

3. Bachelor of education science option in either:

  • Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Mathematics

Diploma courses

  • Postgraduate diploma in education
  • Teacher Education
  • Certificate programs
  • Early Childhood Development Education
  • Primary Teacher Education
  • Counselling Psychology

School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Degree in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Supply chain Management
  • Certified in Public Accountant

School of Social Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts- Community Development
  • Diploma in Criminology
  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  • Certificate in Social Work and Community Development
  • Certificate in Criminology
  • Certificate in Development Studies

The Technical department offers courses which are examined by the KNEC examination body. These are the courses:

  • Certificate in Building and Construction
  • Certificate in General Agriculture
  • Certificate in ICT
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage (Module 1,2 and 3)
  • Diploma in Building & Construction (Module 1,2 and 3)
  • Diploma in Agriculture (Module 1,2 and 3)
  • Diploma in ICT (Module 1,2 and 3)

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science – Dryland Agriculture
  • The fee structure for various courses
  • Degree B.Ed ECDE: Ks.38000/= Full time or Ks.27,500/= for school-based
  • Diploma in Teacher Education: Ks.16000/= (Full time) or Ks.14500/= (School Based)
  • Certificate in Primary Teacher Education: Ks.14000 (Full Time) and Ks12000/= (School Based)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE): Ks.16000/= (Full Time) and Ks.14500/= (School Based)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE): Ks.14000/= (Full time) or Ks.12500/= (School-Based for Education)
  • Degree in BSc. Dryland Agriculture: Ks.38000/= (Full time)
  • Diploma Business Management: Ks.16000/=
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management: Ks.14000/=
  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development: Ks.16000/=
  • Certificate in Social Work and Community Development: Ks.14000/=

Other additional information on fee charges can be retrieved from Lukenya University website.

Lukenya University Contacts

Postal address: Registrar Office, Lukenya University, P.O Box 619-00204 Athi River/ P.O Box 90-90128 Mtito Andei.

Cell phone: +254(0)790-444-000 / +254(0)791-444-000

Email address:

Official website:

Lukenya University is providing the young generation with the fundamental skills and knowledge. Additionally, the courses which are taught at the university are affordable, and the educational cut off points is low as well. The institute is committed to providing quality education and guarantees the graduates are skilled for the current job market.


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