Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) has officially been registered as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institute. This makes the university the first in Kenya to be certified as a Technical and Vocational College in accordance with the TVETA Act 2021 Section 20 (1).
The institution was issued the registration certificate on Wednesday, June 2 by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA). With the new registration, the learning institution will now operate under the name Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology TVET Institute.
The institution is now licensed to offer General Agriculture, Horticulture, Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Disaster Management, security and Intelligence, Fitness Instruction and Recreation Management and Sports Coaching (Craft) Diploma courses
According to the institution, as appeared on its official website, beginning September 2021, it will enroll its first set of four hundred and eighty (480) students with a maximum of sixty (60) students per course.
“With this recognition, we can now admit students and receive capitation from the Ministry of Education. We believe that these students can transition from the Diploma level and attain a Ph.D. in these courses,” said Vice-Chancellor Solomon Shibairo while receiving the registration certificate and training license.
The Director, TVET, Samuel Waweru, said that the recognition is in harmony with the University’s Vision and Mission since MMUST is a science and technology institution. As a fully recognized TVET Institute, MMUST will offer Competence-Based Education and Training (CBET) programs that lean towards skills development.
The University is expecting the first batch of about five hundred (500) students in September 2021 after the required inspections have been done.