The Nyeri National Polytechnic is a National Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at both craft/certificate and diploma levels
Nyeri Technical Training Institute started in 1977 as a Technical Secondary school. In 1986 it changed its status to a Technical Training Institute, offering Craft Courses. In 1991 the Institute started to offer Diploma Courses in various fields. Currently the Institute also offers Higher Diploma, holiday and part-time courses. The Institute has a student population of 1300 both boarders and day scholars.
Nyeri Technical Training Institute is a middle level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at both craft/certificate and diploma levels it started as a National Technical Secondary School in 1977.
Its construction was financed by the Kenya government with funding from the World Bank International Development Association (IDA). The first student intake was initially admitted at form three level and started on a technical secondary syllabus. Later on in 1979, form one students -both girls and boys, were recruited as technical secondary students. By 1983, the institution was a fully fledged mixed national technical secondary school. The Education policy provided for a parallel technical secondary education considered to have technical and vocational aptitude. At the end of the secondary technical programme, students were expected to join national polytechnics for specialized training.
In spite of this policy, a good number of technical secondary schools enrolled for advanced level classes (Form v & vi) at academic secondary schools owing to the high premium attached to the university education by that time. By the mid -1980, technical secondary education hardly attracted students. It is for this reason that the 8.4.4 education system was introduced in 1984 that secondary technical education policy and practice was abolished. The institution was changed to become technical training institutes. The core business of the new colleges was to train in technical and vocational skills . They become middle-level development centers. With the change of the policy, Nyeri Technical Secondary school started phasing out technical secondary students and in 1986; the first post secondary students were admitted. By 1987, the secondary school programme was fully phased out. The training programmes introduced in 1986 were:
• Certified public accounts course(CPA)
• Accounts clerks national certificate course(ACNC) and
• Secretarial studies
Other programmes introduced later at craft certificate level were:
• Mechanical engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Welding and fabrication
• Clothing technology
• Automotive engineering
• Carpentry and joinery
Beside the craft level courses, there were artisan-level courses for each of these programmes. The first batch of Diploma students was admitted in 1991 in the following courses:
• Co-operative management
• Secretarial studies
• Business administration
Other courses offered from 1995 to 2007 include:
• Diploma in mechanical engineering
• Diploma in electronics Engineering
• Diploma in electronics
• Diploma in marketing
• Certificate science laboratory technology
• Diploma in electrical engineering
• Certificate in computer application
To be a Center of Excellence in TVET and Technology Development.
To produce superior, creative and self-driven graduates imbued with relevant skills and knowledge. To promote research and development (R&D) and adaption, adoption and diffusion of technology to Equip trainees with competencies in Technical Education for the local and global market.
NTTI is committed to ensuring that quality Training, Research and Consultancy are key in all its departmental functions. Consequently, in pursuit of its vision and mission, the institute will be guided by the following core values:
• Transparency and Accountability
• Honesty and Integrity
• Professionalism and Meritocracy
• Innovation and creativity
• Equity and good corporate governance
• Customer focus
Courses Offered at Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri National Polytechnic Contacts
Nyeri National Polytechnic Fees Structure
Nyeri National Polytechnic Admission Requirements
Nyeri National Polytechnic Application Form
P.O BOX 465-10100, Nyeri Kenya.
Tel: +254 -061-2032330,
Mobile: +254 724 477 942,