ICT Department

MESSAGE FROM HOD INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Welcome to the Department of Information Communication Technology page! This website provides an overview of the academic programs and details of activities in our department. We hope that whether you are a prospective undergraduate, graduate student, a worker in industry, or a visitor, you will find this website informative.

FUNCTIONS

We hold the principal responsibility for all ICT-related projects of the Polytechnic. We are mainly in charge of systems, data, and network administration as well as computer laboratory maintenance.

We guide the Polytechnic in matters technology decision-making through effective ICT governance (ICT Policy) to ensure consistency with latest technologies.

In addition to the administrative functions, we also provide level 1 end- user technical support to staff and students in the Polytechnic.

INDUSTRIAL LINKAGES

Establishing industrial linkages and collaborations has significantly become an important agenda in our department. We have existing linkages with the following organisations.

Cisco Systems: We are a Cisco Networking Academy offering Cisco Networking Curriculum

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd: We are a Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA)

Oracle Corporation: We are an Oracle Academy authorised to offer Oracle Academy Curriculum

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Foundation: We have an existing collaboration with ICDL Foundation, the world’s leading computer skills certification body

PROGRAMS

Our training methodology is now geared towards Competence Based Education and Training (CBET). In the delivery of training our trainers are now focusing more on what the trainee should be able to do at the end of every learning experience

  • Diploma programs
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology examined by KASNEB
  • Certificate/Short Programs
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology examined by KNEC
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certificate in Computer Maintenance & Networking
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
  • Certificate In Programming
  • Proposed New Programs
  • Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

INFRASTRUCTURE

We have installed a Fibre optic Internet connection delivering a bandwidth of 100 mbps to enhance research for both staff and students: coming from a renowned Internet Service Provider (LIQUID TELECOM)

We have commissioned a Management Information System (MIS) with modules for automating functions in departments such as registry, examinations, procurement, accounts, library, restaurant, etc.

We have enhanced our communication channels by establishing an E-Mail System, Website System, Students’ Portal, SMS Portal and a Polytechnic Mobile App.

Currently we have eight (8) ICT training laboratories equipped with over 200 Intel Core i3 desktop computers

We have introduced SMART Board Technology that is helping trainers in inspiring classroom experiences

CURRENT ENROLLMENT

Male               432

Female           185

TOTAL          617

 

I feel greatly honoured to be Head of a Department with highly motivated and dedicated personnel prepared to go the extra mile. We remain true to the vision on which the department was founded and in the process add value to our stakeholders and society in general in line with our quality policy

Have a nice stay here and please achieve the best.

 

Best wishes,

Kasuva JM, MSc (IDT)
Head of Department,
Department of Information Communication Technology