Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the FAQ section of the Kisumu National Polytechnic website, below are the most frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer below, then feel free to contact us through e-mail at or call us on the number at the header above.

To improve institution’s performance, we shall maintain hard work and commitment by all stakeholders: students, staff and management in pursuit of a common goal: Excellence.

Our good performance in many areas is due to our commitment towards attainment of the goals we set.

Plant concerns industrial machinery design operation and maintenance, while production engineering entails design and manufacture of machines, tools and equipment in the mechanical field.

Many Mechanical Engineering graduates get absorbed by industry in various capacities of practical engagement and middle level supervisory roles.

All our graduates are technicians able to work in a variety of places including industries and institutions of learning

  • Diploma Applied Biology: Research institutions and institutions of learning
  • Diploma Analytical Chemistry: Research institutions, Quality Assurance laboratories and institutions of learning
  • Diploma in Environmental Science: Organizations dealing with Environmental quality
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology: Medical diagnostic laboratories, Research institutions, Quality Assurance laboratories and institutions of learning
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology: Pharmaceutical industries, medical health facilities, Research institutions, Quality Assurance laboratories and institutions of learning
  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology: Research institutions, Quality Assurance laboratories and institutions of learning

To become a supplier you have to apply for the pre-qualification of suppliers which is conducted after every two years.

Our tenders are advertised in the month of April every year.

Upon advertisement, the tender documents can be downloaded from the Institution’s website or obtained from the Procurement Department at a fee by individuals or registered companies.

Bridging courses are offered for Mathematics, Physics Biology and Chemistry and English for duration of three months, starting every term.

All fee payments are made at the bank. A/C 1103855980  for Kenya Commercial Bank and A/C 01129012042200 for Cooperative Bank of Kenya.

The Kisumu National Polytechnic offers quality training to the Kenyan Public but is not mandated to offer, seek for or arbitrate on employment matters.

Generally, for Diploma courses C-, while a D+ for certificate courses. However, particular subject cluster requirements may apply for individual courses.

Exam fees range at between KES. 8,000 to 10,000  for KNEC exams but variations may exist depending on the courses. A comprehensive breakdown can be obtained in the College fee-structure guideline.

Examination registration is done One term prior to the exam term.

Registration for City and Guilds/K.N.E.C July series exams start in February and end in mid March, while those of November series begin in May and end in June.

For specific course duration, kindly find details of list of courses at the relevant departmental page.

Students are assisted to apply for HELB upon admission to TKNP.

The TKNP accommodates some female and male students on a first come-first served basis

Accommodation is available but limited therefore; we conduct room allocation on a first come first served basis. A larger population of the students find accommodation outside the campus.

Students purchase meals using a PAYE system, Students load their (PEPEA) meal cards with cash in advance and purchase a variety of affordable meals.

The institution has a well-stocked library that provides books through reserve section for reading within the library, short loan and online access to books and journals.

If you Have Any Questions Call Us On +254 723 446 773

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