News & Events

Kindly find the letters here.

ARSO 5th Competition Poster 1

This initiative is an annual competition targeting  university and college students below 35 years first held in 2012. It underscores  the Kenyan academia’s significance in entrenching the standardization agenda in Kenya and has proven an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding on standardization and quality infrastructure.

This year’s competition theme is the, “Role of quality infrastructure and standardization in facilitating trade and sustainable development within the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).” It takes place in 3 levels: National, Regional and Continental level.

  • The winners shall be submitted to the regional level where they  shall be graded against other winners from the region. The first 3 regional winners shall then be submitted to the Continental level where they shall be graded to get the first three winners in Africa.
  • The 1st  to 3rd National level winners will receive a monetary token of KES80,000, KES 70,000 & KES 60,000 respectively.
  • To submit your entries kindly send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The  deadline for submission  is on  Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
  • For more information on entry requirements, please visit KEBS Website:

The 1st competition was held in 2012 and has been going on annually.

Last year’s national winner was Fred Kahi from Mombasa Technical Training Institute. CUEA's Barbara Chebet was 2nd runners up.

We refer to recent media reports on intended closure of some Universities, including The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Our University was audited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) last year (2017) in January, September and December. The first audit was a general quality audit targeting all Universities in Kenya and was requested by the Ministry of Education. The September audit was impromptu following reports and complaints received by CUE, while the December audit was for regular recertification. The recent reports covered by the Media may have arisen from the September audit.

The Catholic University is implementing a turn around strategy that involves restructuring and rationalisation of its administration staff and other resources aimed at ensuring sound financial operations. Further clarification may be shared as follows:

  1. The University’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and Council are actively involved in implementing this turnaround strategy. This includes BoT’s approval and direction with regard to bailing out the University to ensure the debt-burden, arising from infrastructural investments, is reduced to manageable levels; this is ongoing.
  2. We have restructured and rationalised staff numbers to enhance efficiency, productivity and also to improve the quality of services. The staff ratio of teaching to non-teaching at 2:1 has been realized which is consistent with CUE’s requirements.
  3. From the December Audit, the Commission did appreciate that “the University has governance structures that are aligned to the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 Revised Edition 2016 (2015)”.
  4. The Commission (in the September audit) did also appreciate that the turnaround strategy was working as they observed a reduction in our debts.
  5. The University was selected by the AAU-EU for the African Quality Rating Mechanism audit, and CUEA was found to be credible and delivering quality service.

We assure all our stakeholders that CUEA is doing all that is needed to remain in operation as a chartered University.

Prof. Justus MBAE,


We have the pleasure to announce you that the 2018 campaign of the French government scholarships is launched.


P.O. Box 62157 - 00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile: +(254) 724-253733/4
Mobile: +(254) 722-509811



P.O. Box 908 - 30100
Eldoret, Kenya
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile: +(254) - 728 458276
Mobile: +(254) - 738 238352
Sms: +(254) - 729 742791