In this article let us look at the List of Best programming schools in Kenya. Coding basically entails creating instructions for computers using programming languages. A lot of students have been asking how to become a software engineer in Kenya and my answer is always the same: visit one of the best coding schools in Kenya and master programming.
Other options if you’re super disciplined and fine with online learning are:
Computer programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result or to perform a specific task. Programming involves tasks such as: analysis, generating algorithms, profiling algorithms’ accuracy and resource consumption, and the implementation of algorithms in a chosen programming language (commonly referred to as coding). The source code of a program is written in one or more languages that are intelligible to programmers, rather than machine code, which is directly executed by the central processing unit. The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate the performance of a task (which can be as complex as an operating system) on a computer, often for solving a given problem. Proficient programming thus often requires expertise in several different subjects, including knowledge of the application domain, specialized algorithms, and formal logic.
Tasks accompanying and related to programming include: testing, debugging, source code maintenance, implementation of build systems, and management of derived artifacts, such as the machine code of computer programs. These might be considered part of the programming process, but often the term software development is used for this larger process with the term programming, implementation, or coding reserved for the actual writing of code. Software engineering combines engineering techniques with software development practices. Reverse engineering is a related process used by designers, analysts and programmers to understand and re-create/re-implement
Computer programmers are those who write computer software. Their jobs usually involve:
- Requirements analysis
- Software architecture
- Software testing
But this guide is not about the best coding school online but rather about the best coding schools in Kenya.
After all, nothing beats one-on-one coaching from an experienced apps developer (some of the computer programming courses in Nairobi are taught by practicing programmers).
And so here comes a brief overview of the leading coding schools in Kenya.
Best coding schools in Kenya: programming courses offered and contacts
Here is a list of the best coding schools in Kenya.
Info: Click on Schools name to go to their official website
Muva Academy is one of the leaders in this space and offers high-quality project-based training. That’s important because the best way of becoming a coder is by working on practical projects rather than overloading your brain with unnecessary theoretical concepts.
Muva offers training in:
- Android apps development
- IOS apps development.
- API Development/integration including Lipa na Mpesa
They also offer holistic web development training in Kenya and they’re especially good in PHP/Laravel and Python/Django.
It will take you between 10-12 weeks to become a coding geek at Muva.
Contacts and location
Location: Juja, Kenya
Founded by Taiwanese-American entrepreneur Audrey Cheng, Moringa is arguably Kenya’s best multidisciplinary coding school.
In fact, some of Kenya’s top companies hire only Moringa-trained developers- That’s how trusted Moringa is!
So, what can you learn at Moringa?
Well, Moringa software development program is broken into:
This lasts 5 weeks and is more of a full-time introduction to coding.
The course covers the fundamentals of coding and is ideal for beginners.
The fee was costing about shs.40000 the last time I checked.
This takes 15 weeks-12 weeks in curriculum coverage and 3 weeks for group coding projects and professional skills development.
You can choose either the mobile development or full-stack web pathway.
Students were paying about shs.160000 when I last enquired (Call to confirm).
DISCOUNT: You automatically earn a shs.20000 discount when you join the core program from prep so you pay shs.140,000.00 (again check with them if the offer still exists).
Note that they also organize regular data science Bootcamps, if your passion lies in Data Science.
How is the experience like?
The learning methodology at Moringa is immensely different from what you’re used to.
They call it peer programming and so you study in pairs meaning you’ll have a programming partner with whom you study, practice code, and complete coding challenges with.
This makes learning quite fun since you can challenge and correct each other.
Moringa School Requirements
The key is a passion for programming and to be head over heels in love with technology.
Previous training in a tech-related discipline is an added advantage although I have seen guys with other backgrounds – think procurement, engineering, and even sales- hack programming.
It’s not mandatory that you have a diploma/degree to attend coding classes.
But you have to bring your laptop to class, for all the programs.
Moringa school contacts
General Enquiries: 0711 581 484
WhatsApp Enquiries: 0711 581 484
Admissions Enquiries: 0712 293 878
Data Science Enquiries: 0741 493 565
Location: Ngong Lane Plaza, Nairobi
Location: Ngong Lane Plaza, 1st Floor, Ngong Lane.
Contacts: 0712 293 878, 0741 493 565.
It is a premier disruptive school of artificial intelligence, software engineering, data science, robotics and blockchain.
Location: Karen and Parklands.
Contact: 0727 634 101.
2KO Kenya offers diverse courses in programming and IT. The courses offered at this institute are globally recognised, and students from the school can work anywhere in the world. Also, 2KO Kenya has customised courses aimed at the Kenya market. READ ALSO Data Science course: requirements, universities and colleges, fees 2021 The school has a similar approach to Revature Kenya, which is an e-learning platform. However, unlike Revature, 2KO Kenya has a physical address in Kenya for easier training. However, the main campus is in South Africa. The main courses taught are Linux, Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, and Sun. Besides the curriculum, 2KO Kenya teaches students how to be entrepreneurs. Therefore, graduates can either choose to pursue careers in big tech companies or start their tech start-ups.
Discovery offers exciting and interactive coding classes for kids in Nairobi with the aim of helping him/her develop a keen interest in science.
The programs are structured in such a way to nurture creativity, logical thinking, and mental persistence in kids (up to teens).
Fees for 2-week holiday programs is about shs.10000/- (please contact them to confirm).
Discovery Center contacts
Telephone: 0720 572303
Location: ICD Road-Off. Mombasa road.
Tech Camp is a technology company with a mission to build and develop skills of technology enthusiasts by providing one on one training and exclusive content through structured learning bootcamps. Techcamp teaches programming through bootcamps and e-Learning.
Admissions are open to all regardless of your present career or level of study as long as you’re in love with technology. You’ll need to check their website for their upcoming bootcamp schedule and logistics information.
Techcamp Kenya contacts
Location: Cornerhouse, Kimathi-Street, 12th Floor, Wing-A Suite A6, Nairobi
Telephone: 0774 981928
Contact: 0774 981 928.
The institute offers practical courses in Digital and Broadcast Journalism, Mobile App & Game Development, Film & TV Production and Digital Marketing.
Location: Caxton House, 25 Kenyatta Avenue Corner, Koinange Street.
Contacts: 0706 349 696, 0772 913 811.
Digikids holds fun-filled coding classes for kids at Strathmore University on Saturdays and holidays and could be a good choice if you want your dear ones to build interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.
Their programs target kids and teens between 6-17 years of age and you can even register your son/daughter for introductory robotics lessons.
It is a leading STEM institute providing tailored coding programs for kids aged 6 to 17 years of age. Classes comprise weekend coding classes, holiday coding bootcamps and STEM workshop.
Digikids strathmore contacts
Telephone: 0798 204 970/ 0732 843 818
Location: iLabAfrica Research Centre, Strathmore University.
Contacts: 0732 843 818, 0722 315 550.
Computer pride is among the oldest coding schools in Kenya and offers hands-on training in C#, Android, Java SE, among others. You can join your chosen program at the start of the month (intakes are every month).
Computer Pride contacts
Location: JKUAT Tower, 1st Floor, Kenyatta Avenue.
Telephone: 0705 900 900
Location: 1st Floor, JKUAT Tower, Kenyatta Avenue.
Contact: 0705 900 900.
It is a centre of excellence in ICT innovation and development at Strathmore University. It offers short courses in data visualization, mobile application development, telecommunication innovation and development. iLab Africa is an innovation hub affiliated to Strathmore University. Apart from being a research centre, it offers short courses on different niches, and one of the major study areas is programming. If you enrol in the institute, you will learn how to program in various languages.
Contact: 0703 034 616.
The institute offers courses such as; Fibre optics, algorithmics, PECB courses, cybersecurity, upskills, telecommunication engineering and online masters (eMCM).
The college is located in an accessible location in Nairobi CBD and you’ll meet a team of super-friendly instructors.
You can also enroll at the main campus in Westlands, Nairobi.
They also have part-time classes.
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- Town campus: Kimathi Hse, along Kimathi street, Opp. New Stanley Hotel, 3rd Floor, Room 305
- Main campus: Waiyaki Way, next to Nairobi Water Company offices in Westlands.
Telephone: 0776 231141
Contacts: 0710 207 061, 020 265 5011.
It is a leading innovation centre in Africa offering tech solutions and training in software development, mobile app development, digital marketing, graphic design and cybersecurity.
Contacts: 0728 456 781, 0712 369 902.
ADMI is a school teaching digital media with a keen interest in solving African problems regarding technology. One of the major courses at this school is programming. Besides the teaching staff, the school is one of the best-equipped programming schools in Kenya. ADMI has two modes of studies. You can take any course and study through distance learning or regular school. Both of the two options are ideal for the programming students, thanks to the improved infrastructure. ADMI offers courses in app development. In addition to creating apps, you will also learn the business aspect of operating a digital company.
14. eMobilis – The eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Institute
The eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Institute is a school teaching coding in Kenya but emphasises mobile apps. The most common courses are MIT, Android app development and USSD. READ ALSO 15 hardest courses in Kenya that are highly demanding in 2021 Apart from being one of the biggest markets for programmers, the mobile programming niche is profitable, and students can easily create companies unlike seeking employment. Therefore, eMobilis also teaches students entrepreneurial courses.
Contacts: 0716 608 066, 0732 608 066.
Kwetu Hub is a programming school based in Juja, Kiambu. The learning institute started as a business before branching to become a school. Although Kwetu Hub is now independent, it is skills-based. It is therefore perfect for students that want to learn the latest skills regarding programming. As a programming school, Kwetu Hub has instructors that are active in Kenya’s programming space. Therefore, they are knowledgeable about which skills are on-demand in Kenya and which are obsolete. At Kwetu Hub, you can learn iOS and Android app development, web app development and API development. Also, the college teaches how to run a business as a programmer.
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