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The Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private institute in Machakos, Eastern Province, Kenya. MIT has Nine schools with an emphasis on social work, community development, and scientific and technological research.
MIT was founded in 2008 in response to the expansion in primary and secondary education in Kenya 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.
The institute offers short, certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses, and runs consultancy services. The main campus is located at the Machakos-Mombasa road junction.
The Machakos Institute of Technology is a Limited Liability Company by shares operating as a training institution under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The Institute is located in Machakos town on Mbolu Malu Road, on the first and second floor of Kinyali Building. The Main Campus is located at the Machakos –Mombasa Junction. The Institute offers Short, Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.
Machakos Institute of Technology Academics
MIT is divided into Nine schools:
- School of Social Work and Community Development
- School of Counseling and Psychology
- School of Applied and Health Sciences
- School of Business Education
- School of Computing and Information Technology
- School of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
- School of Accounts and Finance
- School of Hospitality Management
- School of Engineering
Qualifications for admission
The minimum qualification for entry to a Diploma course is grade KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or its equivalent or KCE Div. 3 or the equivalent. Those with bridging courses are considered on individual basis.
The three MIT intakes are in January, May and September. Registration for the distance learning programme is possible throughout the year. Students can register online.
Mode of study
Methods of study are:
- Full-time (day time): 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Mon – Fri
- Evening classes: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Mon – Fri
- Saturday classes: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
- Blocks: April, August and December
- Distant learning programme (learning by correspondence)
Examinations are administered by several examination bodies:
The programmes evaluation and quality assurance is done by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya Methodist University and institutions collaborating with MIT.
Short courses are organized at the beginning of each year. The institute links up with the Kenya Institute of Social Work to offer the training programmes.
Machakos Institute of Technology Consultancy
The objective of the consultancy services is to provide advice in particular areas of expertise.
- Young Christian Students
- Christian Union
- Debate Club
- Drama Club
- Environmental Club
- Social Workers Club
- Career Club
- Athletics (track and field)
- Table tennis
Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) Contacts