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Technical and Vocational Training are Vital - By Dr. Aron Datta. Published on The Daily Nation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
On June 10, you published a thought-provoking article by a Mr Wilson Mutuma in which he argued that the country needs to focus more on tertiary education to get the skilled manpower required to fulfill the objectives of Vision 2030. According to the blueprint, “the economic, social and political pillars are anchored on science, technology and innovation”. But contrary to the premise on which Mr Mutuma makes his arguments, even in the past, several international agencies have been working on developing vocational education in Kenya and other parts of the developing world. In 2004, a study titled Skills... Read more
Kenya Government Appoints TU-K Don to be the TVETA Chairman
In a special Kenya Gazzette notice dated 9th May 2014, the Kenya Government has appointed Prof.Wilson O.Ogola as the first chairman of the Technical Vocational education and Training Authority (TVETA) Board in the history of the independent Kenya. Until his appointment, Prof.Wilson O.Ogola (Pictured) has been the Director of University/Industry Partnerships under the Division of technology, Innovations and Partnerships. He is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. He is taking to TVETA, his vast experience in both regular university as well as TVET institutions. On behalf of the TUK... Read more
SATUK Bursary
Student Association of Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) All needy students are hereby advised to apply by filling in the online form through http://portal.tukenya.ac.ke/portal/bursary/apply Print the form and have it signed by specified authorities. Attach all supporting documents and submit the fully signed form to your head of your department Deadline for submission is 19th May 2014.
TUK Rule The National Drama Festivals 2014
CAPA Executive BoardThe festivals were held in Nyeri. Over twenty universities were in attendance, TUK presented eight items, and attained the following results: cultural dance No. 1, coral verse No. 1, stand up commedy No. 1, mime No. 2, narrative No. 2, solo verse No. 3, modern dance No. 3 and a play which was not ranked but scooped several special awards. TUK was ranked as the most prolific university as well as the best overall university.... Read more
TUK invigorates industry attachment for its students
The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) is implementing a programme under which it is examining students on industrial attachment alongside their academic studies in a bid to reinforce its' place within the learning system . In most cases attachment is not taken seriously and this is the reason, Cosmas Kanyadudi, the executive officer in the office of the vice-chancellor, says. It has been made an examinable unit. In what he describes as industry based learning (IBL). Mr. Kanyadudi explains: "We have designed it in such a way that the students’ supervisors at the company they are attached to assigns them a challenge that fits within the curriculum of their course of study. After the student... Read more
The Vice-Chancellor’s Appointment to Capa Executive Board
Biodiesel ProductionThe Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Francis W.O. Aduol, has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) as a regional representative (EAST). The Technical University of Kenya hosts the CAPA secretariat since its established in March 1977. CAPA has a membership of 173 post-secondary educational institutions, comprising polytechnics, technical universities, technical colleges and vocational training institutes in 18 African... Read more
A Visit by the Executive Board Of CAPA
CAPA Executive BoardThe Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa Executive Board members visited CAPA’s Secretariat situated at the Technical University of Kenya on Wednesday, 12th February 2014, and later on paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor. The Technical University of Kenya has hosted the CAPA secretariat since it was established, following a resolution of the 7th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers held in Accra, Ghana in March 1977. During the courtesy call, the Vice-Chancellor... Read more
Technical University of Kenya launches first green vehicle
Technical University of Kenya launches first green vehicle The Technical University Of Kenya boasts of having the first green vehicle, a Tuk Tuk that runs purely on bio-diesel fuel, the fuel is a by product of not just any form of vegetable oil but used vegetable oil with the help of a patented pre treatment tank. As a result reduce waste treatment costs associated with used Vegetable Oil disposal in addition to alleviating health problems associated with use of fossil fuels. The fuel can be used in any diesel automotive engine in its pure form or blended with petroleum based diesel.
Information systems education in Kenya - by Prof. Atieno A. Ndede-Amadi
Prof. Atieno A. Ndede-AmadiThe objective of this study was to determine the time and level of Information Systems (IS) awareness among Kenyan university students and the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The study posited that the choice of a field of specialization is dependent upon a student’s awareness of its existence, its utilization in the real world, its career opportunities, and its strategic importance to the country’s economic development agenda. It posited further that early IS awareness could have a positive impact on the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The underlying... Read more
TU-K Becomes A Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
The Technical University of Kenya is now a full member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), whose membership is open to institutions of higher learning accredited by their respective national accreditation boards in all the 54 member countries. The Association provides avenues for collaboration and cooperation among members. Joining the ACU has placed TU-K into a network of like-minded organisations whose aim is to build and forge sustainable, mutually beneficial international partnerships. ACU member universities share Commonwealth values of democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law, and opportunity for all. Moreover, members are able to network extensively and... Read more
TU-K Intensifies Research Through Collaboration
The Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NICHE) has funded a project at TU-K by the name, “Strengthening the Technical University of Kenya to enhance delivery of quality education programmes in Integrated Water Resources Management,” to the tune of Euros 1 million. NICHE is a Netherlands funded development co-operation programme with a view of strengthening organizational capacity in developing countries in terms of providing post-secondary education and training. The Netherlands bilateral co-operation programme, supports various programmes in cross-cutting themes (i.e gender equity and linkage of capacity development activities to demands in the labour... Read more
Campus Outreach Programmes for The Year 2012-2013
Six needy schools were selected from different counties which neighbour Nairobi, for CampusOutreach Programmes (COP). A presentationon Demystifying Science was madeto the students who realized that we encounterMathematics, Physics, Chemistry,Biology and ICT in everyday life. Studentswere informed of the courses and careersthey would take once they study sciencesubjects. They were also informed of othernon-science courses offered at TU-K. The students had an opportunity to ask questions on subjects and the financial assistance ffered by the universities among other things. The COP team responded to the issues raised. Each school received ten (10) hotplates for Science laboratories/Home... Read more
The Technical University of Kenya - Graduation 2013
Public Lecture
The Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Division has organised a public lecture on " Mathematical Ideas in African History and Cultures" to be held on Friday, 15th November, 2013 from 10:00 am in the Lecture Theatre. The Guest Speaker will be Prof. Paulus Gerdes.
Solar Eclipse, November 3rd 2013 at 5.25 pm
Solar Eclipse The Moon which is about 3,476 km in diameter orbits the earth once in 29.5 days As it circles our planet, the moon changes position with respect to the Sun, thus going through a series of phases: New Moon > New Crescent > First Quarter > Waxing Gibbous > Full Moon > Waning Gibbous > Last Quarter > Old Crescent > New Moon (again) A solar eclipse can only occur at new moon when the moon comes between the Sun and the earth.... Read more
Appointment of the University Deputy Vice-Chancellors
Technical University of Kenya The process of appointment of the Technical University of Kenya Deputy Vice-Chancellors has been concluded. Consequently, the appointments are as follows:- Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research and Students – Prof. Paul M. Shiundu Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships – Prof. Suki K.K. Mwendwa Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Planning and Infrastructure – Prof. Joseph Kiplang’at We wish the Deputy Vice-Chancellors all the success in... Read more
Dr. Manu Chandaria
Dr Manu Chandaria The Chancellor, Dr Manu Chandaria, speaks to Ramadhan Rajab of The Star Newspaper, about wealth creation for the country, education, EAC integration and reasons for his philanthropic work. Tell us a bit about Manu Chandaria. I am looking after the family businesses in East Africa, but I also participate in supervising family business in 11 countries in East and Southern Coast of Africa starting from Ethiopia to South Africa. My family is made up of 65 members who operate from London, Geneva... Read more
ISWI/SCOSTEP School on Space Science
October 21 - November 1, 2013, Nairobi, KenyaFirst Announcement The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) and the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) once again have joined hands in running the 2013 Space Science School in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Technical University of Kenya. The present school is a continuation of the previous successful schools conducted in Ethiopia (2010), Slovakia (2011) and Indonesia (2012). The Space science school will be accompanied by a teacher workshop and ISWI instrument workshops to provide opportunities to the students and their mentors to participate in hosting ground based instruments for space science research. Examples... Read more
TU-K appoints the first Vice-Chancellor
Biodiesel ProductionFollowing the advertisement of the position of the Vice-Chancellor and the interviews as per the Charter, Prof. Jacob T. Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary for Education appointed Prof. Francis Aduol the first Vice-Chancellor of the Technical University of Kenya. Prior to his appointment, Prof. Aduol served as the University’s VC in acting capacity following the award of the charter by the then President Hon. Mwai Kibaki. Prof. Aduol was appointed the first Principal of the Kenya... Read more
Potential for Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil in Kenya
Biodiesel ProductionGlobally, use of biodiesel as an alternative to petro-diesel has seen increased interest due to environmental benefits associated with its combustion. The high cost of vegetable oils, which could be up to 75% of the total biodiesel manufacturing cost, has led to the production costs of biodiesel becoming approximately 1.5 times higher than that for diesel. Use of waste cooking oil (WCO) and waste vegetable fats (WVF) could greatly reduce the biodiesel cost as these are considerably cheaper... Read more
TU-K complies with NCIC Act 2008
Dr Mzalendo KibunjaThe Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) formerly the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC), is among the four universities that comply with the National Cohesion and Integration Act, 2008. This follows the release of the Commission’s report on the ethnic audit of the public universities. NCIC conducted a research last year with the view of ensuring that universities and institutions of higher learning reflect the face of the nation, by establishing ethnic balancing to various employment... Read more
Humboldt Kolleg Nairobi April 9-12, 2013 Conference
The First Technical University of Kenya Environmental and Development Conference on "Linking Environmental Research to Kenya's Development Agenda and Vision 2030" Organizers : Professor J.O. Lalah, Dr Paul Njiru and Dr Hesbon Nyagowa Background Kenya has put in place a national long-term development blue-print, "Vision 2030", to create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life, that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a... Read more
Call for Papers - Humboldt Kolleg/Conference Nairobi 2013
humboldt kolleg nairobi 2013We are privileged to announce that the third Humboldt Kolleg/Conference in Kenya is being held in Nairobi from April 9-12, 2013. This time the Conference is being hosted by The Technical University of Kenya. The conference is aimed at bringing together researchers in various fields from Kenya and the east African region to present and discuss various topics on environmental research and monitoring and its role in environmental protection and attainment of... Read more
Financial Engineering of the Economy
Prof Michae Kachieng'aThe national economy of any country fundamentally sits on three pillars of capital, namely: technological capital, financial capital and human capital. Potentially, all countries, developed or developing have theoretical access to all technologies, including the latest technological innovations. Technology also provides comparative leverage driven by knowledge and skills of human capital capacity in the country. As a country, Kenya has comparative regional... Read more
TU-K Congratulates The President Elect
TU-K Congratulates The President ElectThe Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of The Technical University of Kenya. CONGRATULATE H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, EGH.on his inaugurations the 4th President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya. We are proud to be associated with you as you celebrate this milestone, and wish you every success in your service to this Great Nation.
Hotpoint Appliances Ltd Donates Equipment to TU-K
Donation by Hot Point AppliancesThe division of Networks, Partnerships and Linkages (NPL) through one of its Directorates-The Directorate of Industry and Professional Partnerships has received equipment worth Kshs. 1,131,830 from Hotpoint Appliances Ltd as part of their Co-operate Social Responsibility (CSR). The equipment and the spares will help in practical training and research in the University. The donation includes: electric cookers, microwaves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, hot plates, fans.... Read more
PricewaterhouseCoopers Graduate Recruitment Roadshow
PricewaterhouseCoopers Every year PwC runs a graduate recruitment program targeting the best and the brightest from our local universities in the country, and this year is no exception.  The recruitment programme begins in February 2013. The programme kicks off with a road show on 27th February 2013 at KICC , Tsavo Ballroom with PwC staff making presentations to graduating students in the year late 2012 and 2013. During these presentations PwC has an opportunity to share with the students about the firm and the... Read more
Korean Government Scholarship
International youth fellowship IYF International youth fellowship IYF is a non-governmental organization NGO non-profit making charitable youth organization which brings together middle level colleges and university students with more than 80 networks all over the world. It is based on Christian foundation and deeply involved in addressing youth’s issues globally.The Korean government has designed scholarship program to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting... Read more
TU-K Installs State of the Art Engineering Equipment
engineering_labsIn what is seen as a move to advance training and career development in the country, the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) Kenya, in conjunction with the Government of the People's Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) on scientific and technological development. The Chinese Government will fund Science and Technology Projects in local universities at a cost of sh 2.7 billion in the Kenya/China TVET project.... Read more
Closing and Opening Dates for 2012/13 Academic Year
Closing Dates Term Programmes - 23rd November 2012 Semester Programmes - 15th December 2012 Opening Dates Term Programmes - 7th January 2012 Semester Programmes - 7th January 2012
Scholarships and Grants
Masters Degree Scholarship - MSc. in Geothermal Energy Technology, MSc. in Industrial Engineering & Management, MSc. In Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Engineering >> More Information
Granting of University Charter and Re-scheduling of Lectures
The Kenya polytechnic University College shall be granted University Charter and elevated to full university status by His Excellence, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT AND Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Kenya on Tuesday 15th January 2013. In order to facilitate for the smooth preparation and running of the function, the College Management Board has approved that lectures scheduled to take place on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January 2013, be rescheduled. Consequently, the College will be closed for classes on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January 2013. Lectures are hereby asked to reschedule their lectures as appropriated in order to compensate for any lost time.... Read more
To All Catholic Students/Staff
Daily Mass will start from Monday 21st January 2013. Meanwhile we have our Patron Saint on Celebration on 26th January 2013 - Main hall. Time: 7.00Am to &.30 AM Venue: U 417 Rev. Fr. Dr. Ndikaru Wa Teresia