Kisii National Polytechnic.
Kisii National Polytechnic is a Public College accredited by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
Why study at Kisii National Polytechnic
Kisii National Polytechnic is committed to providing our students with quality practical and up-to-date training. We will provide our staff with relevant continual training in line with changing global market trends. We have adopted a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001:2015 Standard and in line with KNP Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and will maintain our reputation as a preferred technical institution by;
- Upgrading our technological training through research and innovation.
- Networking with related institutions that embrace best practices and implementing timely proactive reviews to add value to our programmes.
- Continually improving our quality management system by taking prompt action on identified gaps and by reviewing functional quality objectives as necessary.
- Ensuring compliance to requirements of relevant interested parties as well as applicable legal and statutory requirements.
Kisii National Polytechnic was founded on 19th December 1971 as Gusii Institute of Technology in Kisii town at a meeting of Abagusii leaders’ conference attended by representatives from all walks of life.
It was registered in 1972 under the Education Act CAP 212 of the Laws of Kenya with the objective of providing technical education and training for youths. The initial courses were Secretarial and Building Technology. Since then more courses have been introduced and currently, KNP offers a total of seventy-four (74) at Artisan, Certificate, Diploma, and Higher Diploma levels.
The institution was moved from St. Vincent Centre in Kisii town, where it was initially housed, to the current site in 1980 where it occupies 16.95 hectares of land.
The institute was elevated to a national polytechnic in May 2016 through Legal notice No. 93.