The Kisumu National Polytechnic (TKNP) is a public technical and vocational training (TVET) institution registered under the Ministry of Education. Kisumu National Polytechnic began operations in 1988 as a Technical Training Institute with the aim of offering courses geared towards producing hands-on human resource competent in the application of technical skills.
The college was further upgraded to a National Polytechnic status in 1997 by the Ministry of Education to meet the regional demand for technical skills in Kenya.
The Kisumu National Polytechnic offers courses grouped into 11 departments that lead to the award of certificates, diplomas, and higher diplomas.
Major examination bodies for courses at TKNP include KNEC, NITA, CDACC, NVCET, ICDL, and KASNEB.
Intakes for the courses at TNKP are usually done in May and September.
The 2020/2021 third term at the Kisumu National Polytechnic was scheduled to run from 24th May 2021 to 13th August 2021.
KNEC examinations are to run from 2nd to 13th August 2021 (subject to change by the institution).
Kisumu National Polytechnic Courses and Requirements
1. Electrical Engineering Department Courses
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power Option)
KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths and Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Power Option)
KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Telecommunication Option)
Electrical Engineering Department Part-time Courses
KCSE Level 5 Mean Grade D
Electrical Wireman and Fitter Trade III – I
Artisan Electrical Installation
KCSE Mean Grade D-
2. Mechanical Engineering Department Courses
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering Mean Grade C- with D+ in Mathematics and Physics
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics