Every young person has the desire to go to college or university after high school. This gives them an opportunity to study a course that will lead them to the profession they have always wanted. Kenyan Colleges, luckily offer such opportunities to the young people within and across the borders of Kenya.
Kenyan colleges, located in different towns across the country offer a variety of academic programs under different categories; certificate, diploma, higher national diploma, postgraduate diploma and also a bridging course on particular subjects. Some of these Kenyan colleges are owned by the government, others are privately owned while others operate as an affiliate or constituent colleges of public universities in Kenya.
Top 5 Iconic Kenyan Colleges
Below is a comprehensive list of some of the Kenyan colleges:
Kenya Utalii College
Utalii is Swahili word for tourism. Kenya Utalii College is Africa’s leading Hospitality and Tourism training institution. It was established over 40 years ago and has trained a large number of graduates over the years. It is an affiliate college of United Nations World Tourism Organization. Utalii college boasts of being an International Air Travel Agency (IATA) and also the only Japanese training centre in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nairobi Aviation College
Nairobi Aviation is a Kenyan college that is located in Nairobi with branches in Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa and Kitale. Unlike its name, it does not only offer aviation related course but also other courses that are not related to aviation like accounting, business economics, journalism, hospitality management among others. It boasts of bringing up all rounded students as they give students an opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities like sports, music, and drama each year.
Kenya Medical Training College
Kenya Medical Training Institute (KMTC) started in 1927, with just 4 students, is a Kenyan college that has grown to be a leading medical institution in East and Central Africa. It boasts of being a hub for international students as it each year, apart from Kenya, it registers students from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Namibia, Sudan and Nigeria. KMTC is propelled by its ambitious vision to become a center of excellence in training and development of competent health professionals. This college can account for more than 80 percent of health workers in the Kenyan health care facilities.
Kenya Institute of Management
Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) is a Kenyan college that is privately owned. It has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in major towns across the country. It seeks to be a pillar of good governance by maintaining the highest level of ethical and professional standards. KIM was established in 1954 with the aim of being an institute that provides management consultancy and capacity building services to corporate organizations as well as other institutions.
Kenya Technical Training College (KTTC)
Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC) is one of the Kenya Colleges funded by the government. It was established in 1978 to train technically skilled personnel to either teach in technical institutions or work in other sectors of the economy. Since it opened its doors to the first batch of students, the number of students being enrolled has increased over the years as well as the courses offered. It is one of the leading institutions of its kind in East Africa.
These are among the most prestigious institutions in Kenya and across the region as well. Very many colleges have come up and many others have been established to become universities. However, there is no disputing the quality levels at these colleges in Kenya that has seen some of the brightest minds graduate from these iconic institutions.
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