Getting a list of the best public colleges in Nairobi can be daunting. It’s hitting the road ridiculously early in the morning, touring campuses with far too peppy tour guides, asking a million questions and trying to process the overwhelming amount of information about each school.
A student should have a variety of options before selecting one because the costs for a particular course may differ from one institution to another. Because of government funding, public colleges in Nairobi County typically cost less than private ones.
Most students rush to get into universities rather than colleges. But, times have changed, and some students who were eligible for admission to public colleges are now choosing to continue their studies in college.
List of public colleges in Nairobi
Kenya Technical Trainers College
Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a public institution under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. It was created to prepare technically proficient individuals to work in different fields and teach in technical schools. It is governed by Legal Notice No. 242 of 1978 and Education Act No. 211 (Revised in 1980).
Physical location: Gigiri area of Nairobi along Limuru Road next to U.N. Offices
Kenya Insitute of Mass Communication (KIMC)
The institute was founded in 1961 to provide training for electronic engineers for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. The institution offers studies in electronic and studio technology, as well as radio and television production.
Physical location: Uholo Road, Off Mombasa Road
Postal address: P.O. Box 42422 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254) 020 6997000
Mobile number: +254-708-262-895
Kenya Medical Training College
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament under the Ministry of Health, entrusted with the role of training various disciplines in the health sector to serve the Kenyan interests, East Africa and beyond. The College has 72 Campuses strategically located in various parts of the country. The Graduates of the College account for more than 85% of the local middle-level workforce in the health facilities in Kenya.
Physical location: Off Ngong Road
Postal address: P.O. BOX 30195-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) was established as a School of the Central Bank of Kenya and registered in 1997 as a corporate entity, limited by guarantee; under the Companies Act (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Kenya); with the primary mandate to build capacity for the banking industry and support the Bank deliver on its core mandate of fostering a stable and well-functioning financial system.
This was in response to the bank failures experienced in 1980/1990s, which were mainly attributed to inadequate staff with requisite skills in banking, financial management, implementation of economic reforms and inadequate postgraduate economists required to formulate economic policies. The Central Bank of Kenya and the Ministry of Finance therefore found it necessary to establish KSMS as a training institution dedicated to offering specialized education and training programs in banking, finance, economics and other related studies, which were not available in other training institutions and universities.
The school, which started off by taking over short-term management and skill development programs hitherto run by the defunct College of Banking and Finance (CBF), has continued to offer demand-driven short-term management development courses and filled in gaps for advanced knowledge and education in long term postgraduate programs tailored specifically for the financial sector.
Physical location: Mathare North Road, Off Thika Super Highway
Postal address: P.O. Box 65041-00618 Nairobi, Kenya
Mobile number: (+254) 20 8646000
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Kenya Institute of Special Education
Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a semi-autonomous government agency. The Ministry of Education created it through Legal Notice No. 17 of 14th February 1986. The institution focuses on human capacity development to facilitate service provision for people with special needs. Some of the programs offered include autism, hearing impairment, and intellectual disabilities.
Kasarani, Thika Superhighway Exit 8, Off Kasarani-Mwiki Rd
P. O. Box 48413 – 00100 NAIROBI, KENYA
Mobile number: +254-724-269505, +254-20- 8007977
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East Africa School of Aviation
The East African School of Aviation (EASA) is the training directorate of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority which is in the Ministry of Roads and Transport. The school offers a variety of Aviation, Technical and Management programmes.
EASA is one of the few Civil Aviation Training Centres (CATCs) recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) globally. The school recently completed the new requirements of recognition as a Platinum Training Centre of Excellence TRAINAIR PLUS programme (TPP) member.
Some of the accreditations are indicated below:
• IATA 2022 Top Regional Performer in Africa and the Middle East
• Platinum Training Centre of Excellence (TCE) – ICAO
• Approved Training Organization (ATO) – KCAA
• ISO 9001-2015 certified – KEBS
• Train Air Plus Full Member – ICAO
• Authorized Training Centre (ATC) – IATA
• Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) – ICAO
• Government Safety Inspector (GSI) endorsed Centre – ICAO
• Accredited Training School for Dangerous Goods Regulations CAT 6
• Registered with the MOE as a TVET institution and accredited by TVETA
Physical location: Embakasi, Off Airport North Road
Postal address: P.O. Box 30689-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Mobile number: +254716164229, +254716164230, +254788777724, +254788777721
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College of Human Resource Management
College of Human Resource Management, which was formerly known as IHRM College, was established in 1997 at the training arm of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). IHRM is a statutory professional body that regulates the human resource profession in Kenya through an Act of Parliament – HRMP Act 2012.
The institution develops the human resource needed for the management of people in work settings. The main campuses are found in the CBD. Courses offered range from certificate, diploma, higher diploma and certified professional programs. IHRM is one of the colleges offering public relations in Nairobi.
Physical location: Ufundi Coop Plaza, 1st, 3rd & 4th Floors, and 3rd floor of Caxton House
Postal address: P.O Box 4322-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 (0) 202217490, +254 (0) 2217979
Mobile number: 0727792122, 0718781513
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