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Background Information

Department of Information studies was initially a section under the Department of Library services,offering Library User Education (LUE) services to the clientele of Kenya Technical Trainers College.The section was referred to as the Instructor Development Section.Its main Objective was to provide Library User Instructions to Technical Education students during the first three months of their course.

In January 1995, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) posted trained staff, for the first, time to teach Library User Education as a course of study. In 2001, the department started offering Diploma in Library and Information studies.Later the ,the Department of library services was split into two; Department of library services (non academic) and Department of information studies (academic).Over the years,the enrolment has been increasing due to increased demand and popularity of the course.

 Our Vision:

To be a centre of excellence in the provision of Information Studies and Library User Education in Technical education and Research.

 

Our Mission:

To provide quality training in information studies and Library User Education through a range of Programmes.

 

Our Objective:

 

To equip trainees with knowledge,skills and attitudes required to work in libraries,registries,archives,publishing houses,mass media centres and other information centres.

 

Ms, Tabitha Mwanzia

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT.

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Staff and Responsibilities

 

Teaching Staff:

1. Ms Tabitha Mwanzia

Head of Department

3. Ms. Esther Muria

Deputy Head of Department

4. Ms. Peris Ondiek

Secretary

 


Courses Offered

Course

Minimum Requirement

Examination Body

Duration

Intake

TEP Diploma in Information Studies

  • · KCSE C-,
  • · Craft or· Certificate in Library and Archives

KNEC

Six terms

September

(Regular)

Diploma in Technical Education

  • · KNEC Diploma in Information studies

KTTC

One year

January

(Regular)

TEP Diploma in Information Studies.

  • · KCSE C-,
  • · Craft or,
  • · Certificate in Library and Archives

KNEC

Five Holidays

April

(School based)

Craft certificate in library, archives and information management

KCSE D

KNEC

Five Holidays

April

(School based)

Craft certificate in Records management

KCSE D

KNEC

Five Holidays

April

(School based)

Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management

  • · KNEC Diploma in Information studies

KNEC

Six terms

April

(School based)

Higher Diploma in Records Management

  • · KNEC Diploma in Information studies

KNEC

Six terms

April

(School based)

 

 


SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER 2016/2017

 

N/S

ACTIVITY

REQUIREMENT

COST

TIMELINE

1

Application

Requirement as per course

1000/-

Within stipulated application period.

2

Admission

Letter of Admission

Full Payment of College Fee

Opening date as per term date guideline.

3

Teaching and learning

Attendance of Classes

Nil

From beginning of term to end of term.

4.

sit for 3 CATS per term

Regular class attendance

Nil

As per schedule of CATS

5

Sits for Examination

75% attendance of classes

Nil

As per examination timetable

6

Provision of evaluation Reports

Do exams

Nil

At the beginning of the next term.

7

Departmental services

Nil

Nil

as need arises.