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Kenyatta University is one of the public universities in Kenya. Kenyatta University is the second-largest public university in Kenya, following closely behind the University of Nairobi. Kenyatta University's main campus in Kenya is located in Nairobi’s Kahawa area on Thika Superhighway approximately 20 kilometres from the Nairobi Central Business District. Kenyatta University's main campus in Nairobi has enrolled over 30,000 students in Kenya for various degree programmes. Kenyatta University History

The Government of Kenya converted the Templar barracks into a teacher's training college in Kenya in 1965, shortly after gaining independence. The teacher's training college was then named the Kenyatta College in Kenya, which offered three years post ordinary teachers' certificates in secondary education in Kenya.

Following an Act of Parliament, Kenyatta college was elevated to a constituent college of the University of Nairobi in Kenya in 1970. Kenyatta college was then named Kenyatta University College. Later on, in 1985, Kenyatta University College gained university status and was finally named Kenyatta University in Kenya. At the time, Kenyatta university was the only institution training teachers at both graduate and undergraduate levels in Kenya. Kenyatta University then mothered several other constituent colleges, including the (JKUAT) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya, which became a fully-fledged university in 1988.

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