Thika Institute of Business Studies
Thika Institute of Business Studeis (TIBS) was founded in October 2003 right in Thika CBD with the objective of supplementing the government’s efforts of providing post - secondary education. This has been through the provision of selected courses for the youth who miss places in public or private universities.
TIBS is registered by the Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVET Authority) under TVETA/TVC/0244/2016 for Highway Campus and TVETA/TVC/0087/2018 for Thika Town Campus.
Our mission has its origin from a focus on integrating learning, personal development, and community engagement.
The college started from a humble beginning with just two lecture rooms and one office, which served as the Director’s and Reception offices.
Initially only four course programs were on offer. This has grown to over fifty (50) programs at Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.
We are committed to quality interdisciplinary curriculum delivery that focuses on both academics and character formation. TIBS College challenges students to achieve high levels of written, oral, and artistic communication; critical and reflective thinking; creativity; and social, historical, and scientific awareness.
Our programmes are examined by internationally and nationally recognized bodies like: KNEC, KASNEB, ICM (UK), City & Guilds (UK), CSK, ABMA (UK) and NITA.
We have a wide network of partners in industry, research and outreach units enabling the institution to effectively fulfill its mission.
We admits students from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. There are four intakes per year that is; in January, April, July and October.
TIBS’ consistency in quality training has gained confidence among community members. This is mirrored by the many referrals we get during each intake.
The mode of study is full time, part–time and correspondence.
We have over 3000 students hailing from all the 47 counties in the country, as well as from across borders such as Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, among others. Most of the students reside in hostels.
Thika Institute of Business Studies has, over the years, produced over 20,000 alumni who are working in local and/or international industries under self-employment or salaried employment.
Why study at Thika Institute of Business Studies
Education plays a key role in the overall development of the society. The role of education is definitely not limited to giving and grasping knowledge and theory. The true goal of education transcends much beyond just awarding diplomas and certificates to the students.
At Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS), we believe that the ultimate goal of education is the discovery of the meaning of life and the fulfillment of life and all mankind as well as for oneself. The quest of education is knowledge, humanity, culture, wisdom and sharpness but it should be noted that knowledge is not given but earned and character is not granted but cultivated.
TIBS College not only focuses on the theoretical curriculum, but also helps in the development of a student personality, extra-curricular activities and overall perspective. Everything that makes a good institution are - a highly trained and qualified faculty, rich library and workshop facilities, attachment and job placement division, teaching methods, liberty to creativity and innovation - we have it here.
At TIBS College, we ensure students get the best start to their future career to become smart and careful citizen of our glorious country, Kenya.