Connecting Koitalel Arap Samoei University College
The highly anticipated Koitalel Samoei University College is finally taking form after its launch kicked off in June 2017. Located in Nandi County, Mosop Subcounty, the new Campus is a Constituent College of University of Nairobi, and shall become the first public University in Nandi County.
About 10,000 students are expected to enroll once the ongoing renovations at the former Mosoriot Teachers College (where Campus is now based) are completed around May 2018. The ICT Centre, in conjunction with KENET is facilitating the development of the required network infrastructure and management information systems at the University College.
“This includes the installation of Campus Buildings Local Area Networks, installation of Campus wireless Network (Hot Spots), installation of Campus Backbone Fiber network interconnecting all building, as well as the installation of electrical power for all ICT equipment use within the buildings, explains Mr. Christopher Moturi, ICT Centre Director at The University of Nairobi. “The ICT Centre will supervise the supply and installation of servers, of PCs, UPSs as well as Cisco VOIP Phones.”
The groundbreaking connection to KENET’s Education and Research Community will enable the Institution to kickstart learning and research as well as create opportunities for collaboration in myriad ways. KENET plans to have the University college connected to high speed Internet in 3 weeks’ time, and once the connection is completed, the University will enjoy speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
The University College is named after Kenya’s renowned hero, Koitalel Arap Samoei who for 11 years led the Nandi resistance against British colonial rule. The hero was assassinated by British colonialists in 1905, and over 100 years later, his legacy still lives. The Institution marks the re-birth of Koitalel’s legacy, and the Nandi Hills progression in education standards that will be fostered by ICT.