About SNP

Welcome To Sigalagala National Polytechnic

Sigalagala National Polytechnic (SNP) is a public managed national polytechnic that was founded in 1950 as a technical and vocational training institute. Sigalagala National Polytechnic (SNP) started in 1950 as Nyanza technical and trade school on a thirty-three-acre piece of land. It inherited land and buildings from the British gold miners who had been operating there since 1930s. It became a National Polytechnic school in 1967 offering ordinary level technical competencies and programs including Kenya Certificate of Education K.C.E until all schools were turned into technical training institutes in the late 1980s.

The institution was made a National Polytechnic by legal order number 90 of May 2016 by the cabinet secretary of education in exercising the powers conferred by section 26(2) of Technical vocational education training TVET act 2013. The legal notice no 90 is known as Sigalagala National Polytechnic order of 2016. The polytechnic has the Main campus and other campuses; Kakamega Town campus and Maturu campus.

The polytechnic is mandated to offer courses at certificates, diploma and higher diploma levels at higher disciplines.  The Polytechnic mainly produces middle-level human resource that are well equipped with technical and business skills required in industry. The institution produces technicians and technologists who are expected to play a major role towards the attainment of the Kenya Vision 2030.

The Polytechnic has developed a five-year strategic plan (2018-2023) that envisages the development and implementation of technology, related degrees that will be offered in collaboration with existing universities. Further, the strategic plan proposed the formation of collaborations and partnerships with other internationally recognized technical and vocational training institutions. As per the legal order, the polytechnic is divided into four institutes; institute of hospitality and consumer sciences, institute of engineering, institute of applied and natural sciences, institute of business.

The Polytechnic is under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Technical and Vocational Training headed by a Director. The Polytechnic is managed by a governing council appointed by the cabinet secretary. Day to day running is done by the Principal, Deputy principals, Directors, and Heads of departments. The polytechnic has a good reputation as a Center for skills training and Center for Academic Excellent in Hospitality, TVET, Kenya-China TVET training project – 2019.

Our Mandate

The Polytechnic is mandated to offer courses at Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Levels in various disciplines.  It mainly produces middle-level human resources that are well equipped with technical and business skills required in industry, informal, and service sectors. The institution produces technicians and technologists who are expected to play a major role in the attainment of Kenya’s Vision 2030 development blueprint.The Strategic Plan (2019-2023) has envisaged the development and implementation of technology-related degrees that will be offered in collaboration with existing recognized universities.

Our Vision

A premier technical training, research and innovation institution relied upon by industry.

Our Mission

To provide innovative industry responsive technical skills training for sustainable development

Our Core Values

Sigalagala National Polytechnic is guided by:

  • Integrity – Committed to acting in  an   honest, accountable and transparent manner in all our undertakings.
  • Professionalism – Committed to the highest levels of achievement obtainable through competence and critical skills.
  • Teamwork -Embrace collaboration both within the Council and with all partners in the provision of services.
  • Efficiency – Strive to achieve the highest value of the benefit from the deployment of resources, particularly to the TVET graduates and industry.
  • Transparency– Ensure timely   disclosure and   access of adequate information to allow for active public participation in the Council’s processes.
  • Good governance -Committed to the protection of stakeholders’rights and the enforceability of contracts with service providers.
  • Accountability–   responsible for decisions and   actions, including stewardship of public   funds and   performance through clarity of responsibilities and roles.
  • Equality and gender – committed to ensuring non-discrimination and fairness in all undertakings.

Our Motto

Skills to Transform Livelihoods