The Kisumu National Polytechnic

Welcome to The Kisumu National Polytechnic

To provide high quality technical, vocational, entrepreneurial training, research and innovation in partnership with stakeholders to produce globally competitive graduates.

Our Vision

A world Class Polytechnic Nurturing Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Industry Leaders.

Our Mission

To Produce Globally Competitive Graduates through Quality Training, Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development.

Our Goal

The Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the customer needs and expectations.

Mrs Catherine Kelonye

The Chief Principal.

Welcome Message

The Kisumu National Polytechnic has long been recognized as a centre of excellence in technical and vocational education. Our institution has consistently embraced change and innovation, adapting our programs to meet the evolving needs of industries and equipping our graduates with the skills required to excel in the job market.

Our institution has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence and has made significant strides in recent years. Over the past years the institution has recorded a marked improvement in its internal and external examination. This has been made possible by a dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff.

The polytechnic has embraced modern technology, established industry partnerships, and introduced modern teaching methodologies to ensure our students are well-equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. We have witnessed our graduates excelling in various sectors, making a positive impact, and contributing to the socioeconomic development of our nation and the county at large. The institution has embraced blended form of learning through its ODEL center. The polytechnic recently received 100 computers donated by the government from the Jitume program which will provide the youth with access to digital services, skills, and opportunities to enable them take advantage of technology for job creation.

At The Kisumu National Polytechnic, we recognize the transformative power of education. We are dedicated to providing our trainees with an inclusive, student-centred learning environment that nurtures their talents, fosters their creativity, and prepares them for the challenges of the future. We believe in the holistic development of our trainees, and we strive to equip them with not only technical skills but also critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication abilities that are vital for success in today’s globalized world.

Mrs. Catherine Kelonye

Chief Principal -The Kisumu National Polytechnic

The Kisumu National Polytechnic is located within Kisumu County, about 3 km east of the city centre and about 342 kilometres from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Kisumu City stands at the centre of the Great Lakes Region and is fast emerging as a hub for the East Africa Economic Union. It is also emerging as an academic city with a range of newly established and flourishing colleges and universities. The Kisumu National Polytechnic is a higher institution of learning mandated to offer Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma courses. As an ISO 9001: 2015 certified institution, we are committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the client’s expectations. Collapse

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