Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) has officially been registered as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institute.
This makes the Kakamega-based university the first in Kenya to be certified as a Technical and Vocational College in accordance with the TVETA Act 2021 Section 20 (1).
The learning institution was issued the registration certificate on Wednesday, June 2 by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
With the new registration, the learning institution will now operate under the name Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology TVET Institute. New courses With the recognition, MMUST is now licensed to offer ;
- General Agriculture
- Building Construction
- Civil Engineering
- Disaster Management
- Security and Intelligence
- Fitness Instruction and Recreation Management and Sports Coaching (Craft) Diploma courses According to the institution, as appeared on its official website, beginning September 2021, it will enroll its first set of four hundred and eighty (480) students with a maximum of sixty (60) students per course.
“With this recognition, we can now admit students and receive capitation from the Ministry of Education. We believe that these students can transition from the Diploma level and attain a PhD in these courses,” said Vice-Chancellor Solomon Shibairo while receiving the registration certificate and training license.
The Director, TVET, Samuel Waweru, said that the recognition is in harmony with the University’s Vision and Mission since MMUST is a science and technology institution.
As a fully recognized TVET Institute, MMUST will offer Competence-Based Education and Training (CBET) programmes that lean towards skills development.
In another development, the institution signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Youth Service (NYS).
The areas of strategic partnership between these two institutions include; linkage to the labour market, offering sports management course, complementary provision of infrastructure and human resource to facilitate training for the NYS trainees and TVET training in various disciplines.
With this, MMUST will receive NYS sponsored students. The University is expecting the first batch of about five hundred (500) students in September 2021 after the required inspections have been conducted.