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Inoorero University is anchored on over a quarter of a century of excellence in education having been founded on what was originally known as the Kenya School of Professional Studies. (KSPS.) The following is the historical journey from KSPS to IUPS.
1983: July Hon. F. T. Nyammo,- OGW MP.and Mr. Sultan Khimji, register K.S.P.S.
1983: November Kenya School of Professional Studies starts operations.
1985: Executive Education, targeting development of skills in organizations for various cadres of staff begins.
1991: K.S.P.S moves to its new home Inoorero center, Parklands.
1992: K.S.P.S governance structure is revised and a Board of Directors chaired by the founder Hon F. T. Nyammo is put in place.
1993: The Board makes an enquiry at the Commission for Higher Education on what it takes to migrate to university status.
1997: The School begins to develop its own certificate and diploma programs.
2003: The K.S.P.S Scholarship scheme now worth Kshs.14 million was established.
2005: K.S.P.S programs are validated by the Commission for Higher Education after a successful proposal and inspection.
2006: Management presents a paper to the Board of Directors justifying the need to migrate to university. The Board of Directors approved the proposal and by December 2006 planning had began and the necessary consultants hired.
2007: K.S.P.S is gazetted by Ministry of Education Science and Technology as authorized to examine and certify in its own certificates and diploma programs. In October of 2007, K.S.P.S submits its proposal to migrate to university status by the Commission for Higher Education.
2008: The School upgrades Inoorero Center and puts up a bigger Library with multi media facilities, disabled facilities and refurbishes its lecture rooms. The Commission for Higher Education carries out the first physical facilities inspection in October.
2009: In March 2009, the Commission for Higher Education carries out the Academic inspection followed by a final inspection in June.
2009 18th September: K.S.P.S is awarded the Letter of Interim Authority authorizing it to operate as a university and is gazetted on 14th September 2009.
October 12th: Prof. Thairu is confirmed the VC Chancellor, Inoorero University, The University Council also appoints Ms. Wamuyu Kambo as DVC , Administration, Planning and Development. And Prof. Kang’ethe as DVC, Academic, Research and Student Affairs
October 15th: Inoorero Univeristy (IU) is finally unveiled to the public
Inoorero means “the sharpening place”. IUPS by concept positions itself as an institution that sharpens people’s minds, knowledge, attitude and skills. To achieve the vision and mission of the University, IUPS is guided by the following core values that guide our culture, programs, approach to learning, delivery and processes.