Strathmore University launched the School of Tourism and Hospitality in 2008 offering fulltime and evening degree programmes in hospitality management and tourism management. In 2011 the School was renamed Centre for Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) under the School of Management and Commerce. CTH was established with the aim of uplifting the industry standards and growth by providing the students with the requisite knowledge and skills in service, operations, management, research and technology, at the same time giving the tourism and hospitality training a sustainable business face.
This was in line with the aims of St. Josemaria Escriva who desired that there be training institutions and universities dedicated to the formation of the work of the home where persons can be professionally prepared to carry out these tasks with the greatest perfection. Hospitality is creating a “home away from home” and it is a common fact that everyone needs the warmth of a home and if missing then it becomes very difficult to learn how to relate to others in a truly human way. From this perspective, the homemaker plays a very important role in the well-being of society. The hospitality discipline focuses mainly on the care of the human person, both in the tangible and intangible aspects of service. The presence of this discipline tends to humanize the society especially in today’s world that is becoming ever more de-humanized. It will also influence deeply in improving the human tone of the environment.