Brief History


A brief journey through our history...

This year, 2024, we celebrate 46 years since our founding in 1978 as Pan Africa Christian College and 16 years since we were chartered as Pan Africa Christian University in 2008.

The Institution was originally founded as a Bible College in 1978 by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). It was then known as Pan Africa Christian College (PACC). It was established on the site of the former Lumumba Institute along Lumumba Drive, Nairobi (the current Thika Road campus), where classes commenced on May 2 (1978) with six students.

Here are the important milestones of the College by year:

—1983: The first graduating class receives Degrees in cooperation with the ICI University, USA
—1985: The Commission for Higher Education is established and PAC College is registered as an existing private university
—2003: The existing curriculum of PAC College is approved, and it begins to offer its own Degrees
—2006: Final Institution Inspection and recommendation for the award of Charter by the Commission for Higher Education takes place

The following were the Principals of PAC College over the years:
1. Dr. Ken Birch (1977-1978)
2. Dr. Jim Richards (1979)
3. Dr. Paul Kohls (1980-1989)
4. Dr. Wilf Hildebrandt (1989-2004)
5. Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt (2004-2008)

Charter Award
On February 15, 2008, the late President Mwai Kibaki awarded Pan Africa Christian College a university Charter, which resulted in a name change to Pan Africa Christian University. This marked a significant milestone as the first PAOC University in the world. The Charter award ceremony was held at the Thika Road campus, where Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt was also installed as the first-ever Vice Chancellor and Bishop Emeritus Boniface Adoyo as the first-ever Chancellor.

The following are the three Vice Chancellors who have served the University so far:
1. Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt (2008-2010)
2. Prof. Godfrey Nguru (2010-2013)
3. Prof. Margaret J. Muthwii (2014- Jan 2024)
4. Prof. Dionysious Kiambi (Jan 2024-present)

University Growth
Over the years, the University has grown on many fronts. Here are the numbers:

—56 Academic Programs
—4 Schools
—9 Teaching Departments
—100+ Faculty Members

—3000+ Students
—20+ Student Nationalities

—5000+ Graduates


Our programs are quite affordable, with competitive fees, giving students the opportunity to pursue a quality, market-driven education.

Quality Education

We provide a holistic, high-quality education that ensures our students are cut above the rest. Our courses are taught by skilled faculty members with rich industry experience.

Rich Diversity

We have a diverse student population of 25 nationalities, which helps them become well-rounded global citizens with broad worldviews.

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Our two campuses are in Nairobi. Thika Road Campus (Main Campus) is located along Lumumba Drive, Roysambu, while Valley Road Campus is within CITAM Valley Road premises along Valley Road, Nairobi.