Mathenge Technical Institute is one of the leading government of Kenya sponsored technical training institutes in Mt. Kenya region.
Indeed, the college has expanded exponentially in the last few years and today boasts of thousands of students from every corner of the country.
Because of its ability to attract students from all over Kenya, it would be accurate to say that Mathenge Technical Training Institute literary represents the face of Kenya.
But to the education watchers in Kenya, this tertiary institution’s rising star status is not entirely surprising considering its massive investment in training facilities, competent faculty, and its exemplary performance in KNEC, NITA (National Industrial Training Authority), and KASNEB exams.
Further confirmation of this educational institution’s prowess in Technical training comes from the fact that the college was among the very first middle-level technical college’s to attain the revered ISO 9001:2008 certification in Kenya.
History Of Mathenge Technical Institute
Mathenge technical institute was started as part of the Government’s Harambee Institutes of Science & Technology (HIST) initiative in the 1980s.
A prominent personality to play a major role in its opening is Kenya’s third president, retired president Mwai Kibaki who was the local MP during its formative years.
It is believed that it’s through Kibaki’s efforts that a steering committee – largely comprising of local reputable personalities- managed to pool resources which saw the college’s first buildings completed in time for the institution’s official opening on November 25th, 1984.
And several decades of sheer hard work has set the college well on the path to achieving its vision of being a center of excellence in scientific and technological training and high-impact innovations.
Mathenge Technical Institute Location
The institute, which admits KUCCPS students in a plethora of courses, is located about 18 kilometers from Nyeri town and 12 kilometers from Othaya town.
The college is also within a touching distance of the Aberdare ranges, a beautiful site for hiking and nature lovers.
You can access the college by taking the road to Othaya (From Nyeri) at the Othaya junction along the busy Nyeri-Karatina Road (around 1 kilometer from Nyeri Town CBD).
Don’t drive the distance to Othaya town but instead branch off at Kagere and head towards Munyange by driving straight along the tarmac. The institute is approximately 6 kilometers after Kagere (just before reaching Munyange).
For public transport, take a Matatu at the Nyeri lower stage. Simply ask one of the touts to direct you to Mahiga matatus and you will be assisted.
Mathenge TTI Contacts
Telephone: (+254) 0725 737174 / (+254) 020-3523664
Postal Address: P.o. Box 665-10106, Othaya, Nyeri County, Kenya
Mathenge Technical Institute Intakes
Mathenge Technical Institute has three intakes in a year:
- January every year: For various Diploma and certificate courses.
- May each year: This is the most popular intake. Many students reporting during this month for their craft, certificate, and diploma courses of choice.
- September: Intake for all courses is usually in progress.
How To Apply
Prospective students should apply by writing to the principal or by downloading the application from the college website.
You can also tour the college and apply for admission for your course of choice.
Those applying through KUCCPS have to wait for the KUCCPS portal to open and fill in the application documents.
From there, you can get your Mathenge Technical Training Institute admission letter from the college website or by collecting it personally from the college.
You will need to attach the photocopies of your K.C.S.E result slip, leaving certificate, birth certificate, plus all relevant testimonials.
Coming to the minimum grade requirements, Craft certificate courses require a minimum of D plain while Diplomas need at least a mean grade of C minus.
Those with lower grades can opt for artisan courses in various departments.
Mathenge TTI’s Academic Departments
- Fashion Design and Clothing Technology: Here you find programs related to garment making and fashion
- Automotive Engineering: This department has motor vehicle repair and motor mechanics programmes.
- Information Communication Technology (ICT): All ICT courses are set under this department.
- Food and Beverage (F & B): Courses here include catering, accommodation, and food production.
- Business Studies: Learners pursuing careers in business areas such as business management and supply chain control are delivered by the Business Studies department.
- Building & Civil Engineering: This huge department is in charge of training building artisans, plumbers, masons, and civil engineers.
- Electrical & Electronics: Electronics and electrical engineering trainees fall under this category.
Courses at Mathenge Technical Training Institute
|Diplomas Courses (KNEC)||Minimum Grade|
|Diploma in Food & beverage management/service||C- (C minus)|
|Diploma in Catering & accommodation|
|Diploma in Tourism management|
|Diploma in Automotive engineering|
|Diploma in Fashion Design & Clothing technology|
|Diploma in Building technology|
|Diploma in Water technology|
|Diploma in Electrical & electrical engineering|
|Hairdressing & beauty therapy|
|Diploma in Marketing|
|Diploma in Human resources management|
|Diploma in Business Management|
|Diploma in Supply chain management|
|Diploma in Co-operative management|
|Diploma in ICT|
|Certificates (KNEC)||Minimum Grade|
|Craft in Food & beverage management/service||D plain|
|Craft in Catering & accommodation|
|Craft in Motor vehicle mechanics|
|Craft in Tourism management|
|Craft in Fashion design & Clothing technology|
|Craft in masonry|
|Craft in plumbing|
|Craft in Electrical & electrical engineering|
|Craft in sales & Marketing|
|Craft in Human resources management|
|Craft in Business management|
|Craft in Supply chain management|
|Craft in ICT|
|Artisan Courses||Minimum Grade|
|Artisan in Food & beverage||D- and below|
|Artisan in hairdressing|
|Artisan in Motor vehicle mechanics|
|Artisan in welding/fabrication|
|Artisan in garment making|
|Artisan in masonry|
|Artisan in plumbing/water services|
|Artisan in Electrical installation|
Why Study At Mathenge Technical Training Institute
In addition to Mathenge TTI’s students consistently registering record-breaking performances in national examinations, the institution provides learners with some unique extras including:
- A serene learning environment away from the hustle and bustle of towns.
- Clean and spacious hostels within the college (offered on first-come-first-serve basis).
- Free fast Wi-Fi accessed from anywhere within the institute.
Students are also provided with expert guidance and counseling services not to mention an in-college student nurse.
The institution accepts bursaries from public and private organizations and CDF/related education funds.
Moreover, like other public colleges under the ministry of education, Mathenge TTI students are awarded HELB loans/KUCCPS capitation upon meeting the set requirements.
Most importantly, the fees is generally reasonable and within the reach of guardians and students from all walks of life.
Mathenge Technical Training Institute Graduation
Like other accredited colleges in Kenya, Mathenge technical institute holds a graduation ceremony for students who have completed their relevant curriculum and passed their exams annually.
The college usually announces its upcoming graduation dates well in advance through mass media and internal channels.
Distinguished guests from different backgrounds preside over the College’s elaborate graduation ceremony as students celebrate this milestone achievement.
Mathenge Technical Institute could be your best bet as far as attaining a brilliant career in your specialization of choice is councerned.
This because the facilities, the environment, and the quality of training and everything else are all top-notch.
You can get in touch with the college using the above contacts to learn more about this fabulous institution of higher learning.
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