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Formerly The Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) is a public Technical university Located in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya. It is one of the National Polytechnics recently elevated to a fully fledged University in Kenya. It encompasses the many benefits of a small University in the nation’s Island city bordering the great Indian ocean.
For several decades the TUM has been offering technical education to students pursuing professional courses in the various fields of Engineering and Technology, Applied and Health Sciences and Business and Social Studies. The TUM is famous for its hands on graduates with a touch of creativity and innovation.
In a Government strategy to increase access to University education across the Country, the dream to convert the Polytechnic to a University College was realized on 23rd August 2007, through a Legal Notice No. 160, when The Mombasa Polytechnic University College (MPUC) was established.The University College status resulted in many positive changes implemented with great support by the Government of Kenya, including recruitment and development of staff, expansion of infrastructure, provision of facilities and introduction of new academic programmes under the mentorship of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. All these came at a time when the Country had started warming up to the Kenya vision 2030.
In 2013 Mombasa polytechnic University College (MPUC) became Technical University of Mombasa after being fully-fledged. The University had two well established Faculties and two Schools namely Faculty of Applied and Health Science and Faculty of Engineering and Technology and School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Business Studies.
The University has programs running all the way from Masters to certificate level. The student statistics currently stands at 10,680, composed of 3,062 females and 7,618 males, spread across all the programs.
The University also recognizes the importance of human capital in driving the vision of the institution. A number of human resource management policies have been developed to guard against loss in human capital while also attracting the best capital in the region. To this effect, the University College boasts of 240 teaching staff, 112 staff on contracts and 432 administrative staff, giving a total of 784.
This is projected to grow to 782 teaching staff and 700 administrative staff by the year 2017. Extending the knowledge and skills of its employees is one of the University’s key commitments. Ensuing from this quest, TUM has modelled itself as a “learning organization,” that continually aims at improving the provision of learning opportunities to its employees. To this end, the University averagely spends kshs 27.5 million annually on staff development. Currently 148 members of staff have are on sponsorship, taking various programs both locally and internationally.
Since elevation into a University, TUM has recorded tremendous all round growth, making her on one of the fastest growing Universitys in Kenya.
To sustain the growth and reposition as a world class university of Engineering, Science and Technology, TUM has continued to develop policy instruments, infrastructure and human resources that are dynamic and responsive to the Country needs. Also the University has signed collaborative agreements with leading international institutions of higher learning to partner in research, training and technology transfer. In line with government policy to increase access to University Education, the University has opened two strategic satellite Campuses in Kwale and Lamu County. TheseCampuses have made it convenient for deserving students to access TUM degree, diploma and certificate programs without necessarily coming to the main Campus.
The transition to the Technical University of Mombasa is therefore timely as the Country moves forward in addressing the social pillars of the Kenya vision 2030.
Source: Technical University of Mombasa (TUM)