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FAQs

How can a student access textbooks and reading materials?

The institution has a well-stocked library that provides books through reserve section for reading within the library, short loan and online access to books and journals.

How does the institute organize meals?

Students purchase meals using a PAYE system, Students load their (PEPEA) meal cards with cash in advance and purchase a variety of affordable meals.

Does the Siaya Institute of Technology provide accommodation?

SIT accommodates some female and male students on a first come-first served basis Accommodation is available but limited therefore; we conduct room allocation on a first come first-served basis. A larger population of the students find accommodation outside the campus.

How do I apply for HELB Loan?

Students are assisted to apply for HELB upon admission to SIT.

How long does it take to complete a course?

For specific course duration, kindly find details of list of courses at the relevant departmental page.

What is the deadline for the registration of examinations?

Examination registration is done One term prior to the exam term. Registration for City and Guilds/K.N.E.C July series exams start in February and end in mid-March, while those of November series begin in May and end in June.

What is the examinations fees required to register for examinations?

Exam fees range at between KES. 8,000 to 10,000 for KNEC exams but variations may exist depending on the courses. A comprehensive breakdown can be obtained in the College fee-structure guideline.

What is the qualification required to register for examinations?

Generally, for Diploma courses C-, while a D for certificate courses. However, particular subject cluster requirements may apply for individual courses.

Do you have any job opportunities?

The Siaya Institute of Technology offers quality training to the Kenyan Public but is not mandated to offer, seek for or arbitrate on employment matters.

Do you offer bridging courses?

Bridging courses are offered for Mathematics, Physics Biology and Chemistry and English for duration of three months, starting every term.

How do I apply for a Tender and what are the requirements?

Upon advertisement, the tender documents can be downloaded from the Institution’s website or obtained from the Procurement Department at a fee by individuals or registered companies.

When do you advertise for Tenders?

Our tenders are advertised in the month of April every year.

How do I become a supplier for The Siaya Institute of Technology?

To become a supplier you have to apply for the pre-qualification of suppliers which is conducted after every two years.

What are the future prospects after taking a course in the department of Applied Sciences?

All our graduates are technicians able to work in a variety of places including industries and institutions as follows:
1. Diploma Applied Biology: Research institutions and institutions
2. Diploma Analytical Chemistry: Research institutions, Quality Assurance laboratories
3. Diploma in Environmental Science: Organizations dealing with Environmental quality
4. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology: Medical institutions and laboratories

What fields are graduates of Mechanical Engineering employed in after completion of the training?

Many Mechanical Engineering graduates get absorbed by industry in various capacities of practical engagement and middle-level supervisory roles.

What is the difference between Plant and Production in Mechanical Engineering?

Plant concerns industrial machinery design operation and maintenance, while production engineering entails design and manufacture of machines, tools and equipment in the mechanical field.

What is the secret to the cohesion enjoyed with the institution between staff, students and management?

Teamwork and clear organizational goals.

How do you manage to excel in all the areas?

Our good performance in many areas is due to our commitment towards attainment of the goals we set.

How can you improve the performance of the institution further?

To improve the institution’s performance, we shall maintain hard work and commitment by all stakeholders: students, staff and management in pursuit of a common goal: Excellence.