About Kabete National Polytechnic

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About Kabete National Polytechnic

About Kabete National Polytechnic | About Kabete National Polytechnic

The current Kabete National Polytechnic has a rich history that dates back to 1924 when the colonial Government started it as a Native Industry Training Depot.  Later it was converted to a recruiting barracks for soldiers during the 2nd World war (1939-1945).  After the 2nd World war was over it was reverted into a school for 3 years Trade courses for primary levels (former Std 8).  With time and the conversion to a new system of Education Kabete became a National Technical Secondary School with the purpose of admitting Std 7 pupils who excelled in their Std 7 National Exams during the 7-4-2-3 system of Education.

During this time, the Institution used to admit to form I the best and outstanding performers inStd7 National Examinations from all over the Country.  It also admitted students from what then used to be referred to as Grammar Secondary without technical background.  These were admitted in form 3 and were expected to pursue while in that form other trade areas such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical etc. as a gateway to joining technical colleges.

The Polytechnic has an enrolment of over 2600 students, 185 qualified lecturers, boarding facilities for both female and male students separately. Currently the Polytechnic has 36 Diploma programs, 15 Certificate courses and six artisan courses with accreditation by the following bodies; KASNEB, KNEC, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya Medical Laboratories Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB.


To impart TVET knowledge, Skills and nurture attitudes through hard work,

and honesty for self-reliance and National Development


A Model National Polytechnic, Vocational and Entrepreneurship training (TIVET) in Africa and beyond

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5 thoughts on “About Kabete National Polytechnic

  1. Maina

    Is it possible for me to change to a diploma course whose cut off points weren’t met

    1. Alex kimtai Kemboy

      When will be the reporting day for those who applied for thre courses and they to join on may


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