NAIROBI, November 25 – President Mwai Kibaki has elevated the Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT) to a Multimedia University College. It will be a constituent college of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
KCCT – which is currently owned by the Communications Commission of Kenya – is made up of the Schools of Engineering, Information Technology, Media and Communications, and Business.
Prior to the elevation, the Commission for Higher Education had inspected KCCT facilities and concluded that it had the capacity to take an additional 2,000 students in the first year of operation as a university college. The college currently admits 2,100 students annually.
The council of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has undertaken to nurture the newly created Multimedia University.
KCCT has two campuses that include Mbagathi, which is located 16 kilometres from the City Centre on Magadi Road. It is set on 115 ha of land adjacent to Nairobi National Park and has a capacity of 2,500 people. It has a world-class conference hall. The other campus is located in the City Centre and is housed at the Teleposta Towers on Kenyatta Avenue.
Meanwhile, President Kibaki has appointed Professor Justin Irina as Chairman of the Pwani University College Council for a period of three years.