Technical University of Mombasa’s new Competency Based Education and Training programmes are in line with market demands, a curriculum development agency has said.
Technical and Vocational Education Training Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council gave thumbs up to TUM after a daylong inspection of facilities and interaction with lecturers.
The TVET/CDACC delegation that was led by chair Prof Charles Ondiek, in their report, said TUM had met all the requirements to produce work-ready graduates to the industry.
“Having inspected the facilities in various laboratories and shared experiences with master trainers of various fields we are certain that TUM is not only doing a good job but also offering what is required by the industry,” said Prof Odiek.
TUM Council chair Dr Kevit Desai, acting Vice Chancellor Prof Laila Abubakar and Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Raphael Mutuku were among the top officials who received the delegation.
TUM TVET Director Dr Lawrance Mukhongo said beneficiaries of the hands-on type of training include staff from Base Titanium in Kwale County who have been spending three months in the university and nine months in the field.
“This a type of training that emphasizes on doing deviating from the traditional methodology of theory work. Heavy Machinery Operation and Instrumentation and Control programmes are ongoing,” said Mukhongo.