By Rita Mwabonje
The National Institute of Transport (NIT) from Tanzania and Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College (KCNP) NIT visited KCNP signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to synergize on areas of mutual interest that would enable both institutes attain the results of the EASTRIP Project.
Consequently Kenya Coast National Polytechnic visited NIT. During the visit, KCNP also visited Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI) to benchmark on the maritime training and borrow best practices. Among those in the delegation were Prof James Kanyua (Council Chairman), Anne M Mbogo (Chief Principal), Mr Sammy Akilimali (Council Member), Mr Kevin Ochieng (Project Centre Leader) and Mr Archer Arina (EASTRIP Deputy National Coordinator).
The objective of the visit to National Institute of Transport was to discuss how to actualize the following thematic areas as captured in the Strategic Partnership Agreement:
- Staff and students exchange programmes
- Enrolment of foreign students
- Scholarships for Maritime related Masters programmes
- Possible areas for research and innovation
The collaboration between National Institute of Transport and Kenya Coast National Polytechnic has so far achieved the following:
- One KCNP staff attended NIT convocation in December 2020
- One KCNP staff attended NIT 36th Graduation Ceremony in December 2020
- Signing of MOU between NIT and KCNP on 9th June 2021 to collaborate in training, research and consultancy.
- KCNP benchmarking visit to NIT between 29th November and 5th December 2021
- NIT linking KCNP with DMI for further collaboration and achievement of DLIs
The Writer is a Communication Officer at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College