Machakos Institute of Technology
|Motto||Master the training and experience the reward|
|Campus||Urban, 25 acres (0.1 km2)|
|Colors||Orange and Blue[a]
|Affiliations||KNEC, ABMA UK, AQA UK, ABE, IMIS, LCM, KASNEB, ICM, MCSE, ICC, MCAD|
The Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private institute in Machakos, Eastern Province, Kenya. MIT has six schools with a strong emphasis on social work, community development, scientific and technological research.
MIT was founded in 2008 in response to the increasing expansion in primary and secondary education in Kenya over the years and a lack of corresponding increase in mid-level training colleges and universities. This led to the inability of majority of KCSE school leavers to access training, leading to a huge training gap.
MIT enrolled 300 students and employed 30 faculty members in the 2008/09 school year.
The institute offers short, certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses. The institute runs consultancy services in all its schools.
The main campus is located at the Machakos-Mombasa road junction.
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MIT is divided into six schools:
- The School of Social Work and Community Development
- The School of Counseling and Psychology
- The School of Applied and Health Sciences
- The School of Business Education
- The School of Computing and Information Technology
- The School of Teacher Education
Qualifications for admission
The minimum qualification for entry to a diploma course is grade KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or its equivalent while admission for a certificate course is at least grade KCSE D+ or KCE Div. 3 or the equivalent. Those who have bridging courses are considered on individual basis.
MIT has 3 intakes: January, May and September. Registration for the distance learning programme is possible throughout the year. Students can register online.
On enrolling and paying the tuition fees, students are issued with a timetable, course outlines, rules and regulations, grading systems, ID card, the institute’s annual calendar, list of textbooks and examination timetable.
Mode of study
Several methods of study are available:
- Full-time (day time): 8.00 am - 6.00 pm Mon – Fri
- Evening classes: 5.30 pm - 7.30pm Mon – Fri
- Saturday classes: 8.00am - 4.00pm
- Blocks: April, August and December
- Distant learning programme (DLP (learning by correspondence)
Examinations are administered by several examination bodies:
• Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
• Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT)
• Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA UK)
• Assessment and Qualification Alliance (AQA UK)
• Association of Business Executives (ABE)
• Institute of Management of Information Systems (IMIS)
• London Centre of Marketing (LCM)
• Kenya Accountancy and Secretarial Board (KASNEB)
• Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)
• Microsoft certified system engineer (MCSE)
• International Computer Certifications (ICC)
• Microsoft Certified Application Development (MCAD)
The programmes evaluation and quality assurance is done by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya Methodist University and Individual Institutions that collaborating with MIT.
Short courses are organized at the beginning of each year and posted in Machakos Institutes’ training calendar. Short courses target specific knowledge and skills in a particular field of interest to the learner in a highly interactive manner with other learners. The facilitators are leading authorities in the subject area and are conversant with emerging trends in the field. Trainees get first-hand research and reference experience from trainers of repute who impart the subject matter of the particular field with utmost authority. The institute links up with Kenya Institute of Social Work to offer the most comprehensive training in various programmes in the region.
The objective of the consultancy services is to provide advice in particular areas of expertise. Changing needs in the job market require new specialized knowledge to deal with the fluid environment hence the need for consultancy services.
Footnotes and references
- "Machakos Institute of Technology Facts 2008: Faculty and Staff". MIT. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- "MIT Facts 2008: The Campus". MIT. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- "Symbols: Book". MIT Graphic Identity. MIT. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- "Machakos Institute of Technology Facts 2008: Enrollments 2008". MIT. Retrieved 2008-09-09.