By Rita Mwabonje
Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP) is developing a Regional Flagship Institute (RFI) in Marine Transport and Port Logistics. In pursuit of attaining the project targets, KCNP sent three trainers to NIT to undertake the staff exchange programme from 28th February to 28th March, 2022.
The trainers are Mr. Fidelis Mayende, Mr. Nahashon Gichina and Mr. Boniface Omariba. This was actualized because of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between KCNP and NIT during NITs visit to KCNP between 6th and 8th June 2021. The purpose of signing the MoU was to enable the two RFIs to develop synergies in areas of mutual interest that would enable both institutes attain the project targets, one of which is ensuring staff exchange takes place among RFTIs.
After completion of the exchange programme, the trainers praised the programme and noted that the experience had enriched them professionally. They reported that they had learnt how to control classes bigger than those at KCNP and applauded the use of soft skills by the NIT community. Additionally, they got an opportunity to learn about Transport business through the interaction with the Director of Simba Trailers, a company that has a collaboration with NIT.
The Writer is a Communication Officer at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College