KINAPOSA HOLDS POLLS FOR NEW OFFICIALS

KINAPOSA HOLDS POLLS FOR NEW OFFICIALS

electoral-official-stamping-ballot-papersThe Kisumu National Polytechnic Students’ Association held its election on October 27, 2016 following a week-long campaign period culminating in a two-day voting exercise.

On the first day voters elected candidates for the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson positions while on the second day they selected the Secretary General, Academics and Finance executives as well as various representatives. “The election process has been smooth after a very active campaign period and we are proud to be part and parcel of this democratic process”, said Mrs. Khoja, the Dean of Students.

Candidates conducted vigorous campaigns, especially over the hotly contested positions of the Secretary General and Chairperson. They displayed huge banners, fliers and posters in the designated areas of the institution as they wooed students to vote for them. Supporters coined campaign tunes, songs of praise and chants in favor of their preferred candidates.

The administration ensured candidates conducted peaceful canvassing and enlisted the services of the police to maintain calm in the institution. “We have prepared very well and hope to have a peaceful, free and fair elections exercise over the two days,” said Returning Officer Mr. Dibondo, before the election.

student-electorate-queueing-voteOn Election Day, the administration maintained a well-organized polling station near the library that clerks operated from 6 a.m. Long queues of students snaked their way around the building as voters thronged the venue, indicating a high turnout. This year the administration deployed a biometric voter identification system and student registers to confirm voter eligibility. The entire exercise mimicked the national General Elect ion that the country conducts every five years.

The KINAPOSA election process in Kisumu National Polytechnic begins after the Dean of Students dissolves the students’ executive whose term has ended and announces new election dates through a circular. The Office of the Registrar then vets aspirants to confirm that they meet requirements of the KINAPOSA constitution to hold office. KNP values this thorough vetting of aspirants as it helps the institution in grooming future leaders who cherish integrity.

swearing-minister-nutrition-sanitationA swearing-in ceremony that the KINAPOSA Secretary General conducted followed the announcement of winners, with the Principal and the administration also officiating.


FISH FARM CONDUCTS ANNUAL HARVEST EXERCISE

fish-pond-preparing-harvest-netOn a cool morning at the Kisumu National Polytechnic, farm manager Moffat Omollo is busy preparing his fishing nets in readiness for the harvesting exercise. Dressed in a knee-length, grey overcoat and black trousers, Mr. Omollo and his team of five assistants lay the nets on the lawn between the fishponds next to a clear stream that replenishes the water supply in the pools.

Soon, customers will start trickling-in to purchase the most beloved food in the Nyanza region. Mr. Omollo explains the harvesting process thus: “A day before harvesting, we sample the fish to determine the sizes and prices in collaboration with the Stores and Finance departments. The fish take about nine months to mature to table size, an amount that both our internal customers and external businessmen can consume”.

Harvesting starts at 9.00 am with the team spreading a large net into the first pond that holds mostly tilapia and a few catfish. This is the pool from which the team expects their largest yield thus precision is important as they cast the net. The Stores and Finance team await the catch to aid the classification process. The effort is quite labor intensive but after a few minutes, the group hauls in their first harvest.

tilapia-net-fisheriesThe Stores and finance team then classifies the fish into various sizes, adds price tags then requests the customers to pay at the Cash office. The cashiers issue receipts to the customers who then present these to the stores clerk for the release of fish. The process continues until all the team sells all the fish, “We cannot resume harvesting until they sell all the fish from the first yield,” explains Mr. Omollo.

The farm has 16 ponds out of which 12 are fully functional with different fish species. Mr. Omollo says that he adds Catfish to the ponds to control the Tilapia population. The Catfish feed on young Tilapia and prevent them from over populating the pools.  “When we know the number of fish in the pond then we can feed them adequately,” Mr. Omollo says.

Meanwhile, the team has to get back to harvesting since many customers want Catfish and the first catch only nets one piece. “Catfish are very sly and we cannot trap them using the net. We need to drain the water from the pond, a process we can only do once we remove all the tilapia”, explains Emmanuel, a member of the team. “It is popular in the region because it is nutritious and fleshy. It also fetches good prices,” he adds.

head-fisheries-with-catfish-pondThe sales process for the day ends when customers have bought all the harvested fish. “We will harvest again next week. Harvesting and sales take place weekly until the team clears all the mature fish from the ponds”, says Mr. Omollo. “We then transfer some of the fingerlings to the ready ponds and sell some to fish farmers,” he adds.

The farm supplies the Polytechnic kitchen, students who live outside the campus, neighboring restaurants and the public. Mr. Omollo and his team at the KNP farm also grow bananas, mangoes and oranges with the aim of keeping the Kisumu National Polytechnic fraternity healthy.


CIRCULAR TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS/SPONSORS – NOVEMBER 2016

  1. PREAMBLE

We have come to the end of the September- November 2016 term. I wish to thank all the parents/sponsors/guardians for their financial support which has enabled us to go through the term. I make a special appeal to parents/ gaurdians/sponsors to pay fees on time to enable learning to start as scheduled in January 2017. However, it is with deep concern that some sponsors/parents/ guardians do not honour their pledges.

I am happy to report that the polytechnic has adopted some of the best practices in management which have yielded good delivery of services to our clientele. This has resulted to the ISO 9001: 2008 recertifications. Further, the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC) that was appointed on 20th April, 2016 to conduct a review of the second strategic plan and align it with the Kisumu National Polytechnic legal order, concluded its work this term. To this end, we organized a successful ceremony to celebrate the ISO 9001:2008 recertification and to launch the third Strategic Plan (July 2016- June 2020). The event was presided over by Ms. Evelyn Anupi (Chief Economist, State Department of Vocational Training)

In order to assist students complete HELB Loan/Bursary Application forms, Parents/Sponsors/Guardians are requested to assist the students they sponsor at the Polytechnic obtain the following;

  • KRA PIN Certificates
  • Death Certificates of Parents (In case of orphans)
  • Burial Permits and any other supportive relevant documents.

A few of the students have been involved in fraud or criminal activities during the term. Please note that the Polytechnic will not be party to any arrests of students who may be involved in such vices. We will cooperate with law enforcers by providing relevant information that may be required about the student to ensure that culprits are apprehended

 TERM DATES AND REGISTRATION

  • The Polytechnic closes on Friday 11th November, 2017 for students NOT SITTING KNEC NOVEMBER 2016 SERIES. Continuing students will report back on Monday, January 9th New students will start reporting on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 at 8.30 a.m. Orientation for New Students will be on Thursday, 11th January, 2017 at 9.00 am. All new students are advised that the orientation session is a requirement for them and they MUST attend.
  • ALL Students MUST register with their respective departments upon arrival even if they have no fee balances. CLASSES WILL COMMENCE ON Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 8.00 am for ALL students. No Registration of students will take place over the weekend. Students MUST report during the official working hours.
  • The last date for admission and registration of new students; registration of continuing students, deferment and change of course will be strictly Tuesday, 31st January 2017 at 3pm. Those who will not have registered or deferred or changed their course programmes by Tuesday, 31st January 2017 will be assumed to have voluntarily withdrawn from their courses.

All sponsors and students are advised to observe these dates.

  1. POLYTECHNIC FEES
    • The Current Fees Structure is posted in our website. However, Fee structure may be revised where applicable. The fee structure for various lots of students for next term has been issued with this circular. Please ensure that you consult your respective Heads of Department or the Registrar where this information is not clear to you. OR visit kisumupoly.ac.ke or email info@kisumupoly.ac.ke or registrarksmpoly.ac.ke or call 0723446773.
    • Only students who will have cleared their fees will be allowed to sign the Nominal roll by the end of week six of the term (February 28th, 2017)
    • All Cheques and Money Orders should be addressed to Kisumu Polytechnic.
    • Payments should only be made in any of the following ways.
      • Banker’s cheques
      • Cash deposit into any one of the following bank accounts of Kisumu Polytechnic.
  1. Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Account No. 1103855980 Kisumu Branch
  2. Co-operative Bank Account No. 01129012042200 Kisumu Branch

Ensure that the deposit slip bear the following details:-    Name of student in full (No abbreviation) and Registration/Admission Number.

  • Personal cheques or Cash Payments will NOT be accepted.
  • We do not accept KCB Mtaani or Coop Kwa Jirani or Postbank Mashinani deposit slips.
  • Higher Education Loans Board has made available bursaries for students in TVET Institutions. Sponsors/Parents/Guardians are ALL encouraged to facilitate our students with relevant documents to enable them apply for Bursaries
  1. BOARDING
    • External accommodation is available from several places in town and sponsors/parents are asked to make individual arrangements with such places.
    • The Polytechnic accommodation is given on “first come first served” basis. The chances are limited. Boarding facilities are NOT transferrable.
      • Any student boarder who accommodates another student or a visitor even for a single night will be ejected from the Polytechnic hostels and penalized an amount equivalent to a full term’s boarding fees.
      • Ghost boarders will be penalized an amount equivalent to a full term’s boarding fees.
      • It is mandatory to observe the 00 am to 10.00 pm rule. Any boarder found violating the rule will be ejected from the Polytechnic hostel immediately and WILL NOT BE OFFERED BOARDING IN THE SUBSEQUENT TERMS DURING HIS/HER PERIOD OF STUDY.
      • IT IS ILLEGAL TO COOK IN THE HOSTEL. Any student found cooking will be ejected and denied boarding facility with immediate effect AND will not be offered a chance to board in the subsequent terms for the rest of his period of study or training. Such student will be penalized an amount equivalent to a full term’s boarding fees.
  1. INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT
    • Students are reminded to call the attachment office immediately they get attachment places. This will enable the Polytechnic to organize for their assessment.   The attachment will begin on 4th January, 2017 or earlier as may be dictated by the attachment provider.
    • No student should proceed on attachment before taking and passing supplementary/special examinations where applicable. We urge students to work hard to avoid supplementary examinations.
    • No student will be registered to sit KNEC Module II or III if they did not proceed for attachment at the end of training in Module I or II respectively. Such students will not have form REF 2102 (Clearance Certificate) signed by the ILO to obtain the result slip of the lower Module.
  2. EXAMINATIONS

All students are advised to read and be conversant with latest edition of the Academic Policy. The Policy is available  in the Library and the Heads of Department.

  • Internal Examinations
    • Students who fail internal examinations are not eligible for end of course examinations set by KNEC. Consequently, those who fail end of stage examinations are advised to repeat the year. However, referred cases are usually given an opportunity to sit supplementary examinations at a fee of Kshs. 380 per paper. The supplementary/special examinations are scheduled to be done during the 2ND WEEK OF THE TERM IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE OPENING.
    • Examinations at the Polytechnic will only be administered to students whose registration is up to date. All the sponsors/parents are hereby notified to honour their pledges on fees prior to periods of examinations.
  • External Examinations- The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)
    • General Information

Provisional examination fees are as included in the fee structures and can be downloaded from the Polytechnic website www.kisumupoly.ac.ke or KNEC website www.knec.ac.ke. Where in doubt, do not hesitate to contact the Examination Officer at The Kisumu National Polytechnic through 0723446773.

  • Examination Projects

KNEC Candidates for the JULY SERIES are to submit printed projects in the month of May (before May 15th) while NOVEMBER SERIES candidates are to do so in the month of October (before October 2nd ) during the year in which the examination is to be taken. Plan and act early for your convenience.

  • Social Work Oral Examinations

Students taking Diploma in Social Work Module III pay an additional Kenya Shillings Three Thousand (KSHS 3,000) for Oral Examinations.

  • Exemptions

Students who have qualified with their KNEC Certificate are exempted from respective Diploma Module I Examinations. However, they must pay to KNEC an amount equivalent to the respective Diploma Module I Examination Fees in for the Diploma Certificate to be issued by KNEC.

  • Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) Examinations.  
    • KASNEB registration, KASNEB ID card and other payable fees details for every respective programme are available at kasneb.or.ke or may be obtained from info@kasneb.or.ke .
    • The Polytechnic does not process the renewal of KASNEB Registration; Students are therefore urged to process renewal of their annual registration with KASNEB on their own.
  • PROFFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ UFANISI SCHEME

This program is aimed at enabling students already registered at the Polytechnic undertake a second training program recognized by a relevant professional body at a subsidized rate. Parents are therefore encouraged to pay the charged subsidized fees in addition to the registration fees charged by relevant the professional body.

  • CISCO CERTIFICATION

The Cisco Networking Certification programme subsidized fee is as follows:

  1. Kshs 3,500.00 per level for students registered in the Department of Computer Studies and Mathematics.
  2. Kshs 4,000.00 per level for students registered in other Departments.
  3. Kshs 9,500.00 per level for students who are not registered in any other training Programme except Cisco Certification.
    • KASNEB/KISM

The subsidized fee for both Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB) and Kenya Institute of Supply Chain Professionals (KISM) programs is as follows:

  1. KSHS 2000.00 per course unit for students registered in the Polytechnic per paper per level of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Secretaries (CS), Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K), Certified Procurement & Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K).
  2. Students who are not registered in any other training Programme are charged fees payable in full independent of this scheme.
    • SPECIALISED COMPUTER APPLICATION PACKAGES & FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The Specialized Computer Application Packages are charged as follows

  1. KShs 2,000.00 per course for Quick Books, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Programming, Computer Web Design and Development and Computer Graphics.
  2. Diploma in Food and Beverage or Diploma in Secretarial Management require instruction of at least German or French. These students will pay an additional Kshs 2,000.00 to facilitate this component of training.
  3. Students who are not registered in any other training Programme are charged fees payable in full independent of this scheme.
  4. DRIVING LESSONS

 

Driving is open to ALL students at a cost of KShs 13,000.00 (Thirteen Thousand Shillings only) for class BCE driving license with Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) Kisumu Branch. However, it is compulsory for students taking any course in Automotive Engineering or Motor Vehicle Mechanics.

  1. STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT

Parents are requested to advise their sons and daughters on their conduct when they attend discos or entertainment spots outside the compound.  The Polytechnic will not be involved in any way whatsoever on cases that will involve the students and security/law agents as a result of their visit to such places.

CONCLUSION

I WISH ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS/GUARDIANS/SPONSORS BLESSED DECEMBER HOLIDAYS.

JOYCE NYANJOM (MRS)

PRINCIPAL


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