About Africa Nazarene University (ANU)

About Africa Nazarene University (ANU)

About Africa Nazarene University (ANU) – Details:
ANU is a private Christian university and an institution of the international Church of the Nazarene, whose mission and vision follow the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The Church of the Nazarene sought to address the challenges witnessed in African society in the early 1980s through an institution of higher education. Due to the Kenya University’s Act of 1985 – provision for establishment of private universities in Kenya – the Church settled on Kenya as a viable location.
In July 1993, the Church granted approval for the establishment of a university in Africa following a unanimous vote by its members during a General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The Church, through the university’s founders, pursued negotiations with the Commission of University Education, then the Commission of Higher Education (CHE), to establish a degree awarding institution. On 23 November, 1993, the CHE issued, on behalf of the Kenyan Government, a Letter of Interim Authority to lay the foundation and develop the university. ANU became the first Nazarene university outside North America. It was established to prepare both ministerial and lay leaders for the Church.
Situated in the middle of the great Maasai savannah, the physical foundation of the university was laid on 50.181 hectares (124 acres), thus began the actualization of a dream to establish an expansive African Christian university. ANU’s beautiful main campus is located next to Nairobi National Park, off Magadi Road near Ongata Rongai Town, just 24km from Nairobi City Center. It presents a safe, serene environment – ideal for studies.
ANU is proud of its humble beginnings and development since August 1994 when Dr. Martha John, ANU’s first Vice Chancellor, opened the University’s doors to 62 students from eleven African countries taking undergraduate courses in Theology and Business Administration or a Masters of Arts in Religion. One year later, the university introduced the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, welcoming an additional 42 students.
Prof. Leah T Marangu took over the role of vice chancellor in January 1996 and was formally installed in February 1997. The growth of ANU, in course expansion and increased student enrollment, is the outcome of Prof. Marangu’s inspiring and able leadership. On 8 October, 2002, the Kenyan government granted the University its Charter (Accreditation Credentials). ANU was the first private university to receive this credential under the University Act without being affiliated with any other university locally or abroad.
The Charter was a great milestone indicating the University’s maturity in its management and academic standards. Starting off with three programs, the university now celebrates offering 36 programmes cutting across several disciplines. Our footprint has grown from one campus to two campuses that offer face-to-face learning together with a distance learning platform that increase our reach and accessibility across Africa and beyond. Today, the university nurtures and celebrates its over 4,000 student population.
Firmly tied to its vision and mission, ANU has provided a quality education to our students exposing them to the latest technologies and the challenges in the world while seeking to cement their leadership and service skills to God and mankind. ANU’s quest to transform the world was realized with our pioneer students and it continues to be achieved with our students and graduates today.
Indeed we can say with certainty that, “What begins here, transforms the world.”


To be the university of choice for individuals desiring Christ-centered academic excellence and transformative leadership.


To provide a holistic education that develops individuals academically, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically and to equip them with excellent skills, competencies and Christian values which will enable them to go into the world well prepared to meet the challenges of their time.


What begins here, transforms the world.

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Core Values

Africa Nazarene University is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions founded on the same principles – the development of students in a strong spiritual environment. ANU offers a well-rounded, holistic education to help members establish themselves in the University’s core values:

  • Character – Explore your faith for living.
  • Competence – Achieve your goals for your career.
  • Community – Find your place in the world.

These core values guide the behavior and form the basis of the Africa Nazarene University Culture.

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1History Of Africa Nazarene University (ANU)
2About Africa Nazarene University (ANU)
3Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Contact | Address
4Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Location
5Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Courses | Programmes
6Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Graduation
7Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Student Portal
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9Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Ranking
10Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Distance Learning
11Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Scholarship
12Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Faculty Portal
13Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Fee Structure.
14Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Distance Learning Fee Structure
15Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Admission Letters KUCCPS
16Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Admission Letters
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18Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Halls | Hostels
19Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Ongata Rongai
20Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Campuses
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23Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Admission List
24Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Academic Calendar
25Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Admission Requirements
26Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Application Forms
27Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Admissions
28Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Online Application
29Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Intake 
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31Africa Nazarene University Graduation List
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