The Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology was established in 1975 and now has town campuses increasing the main campus. RVIST, as many directions to the institution, is dedicated to offering high-quality training to its learners for them to succeed in whichever field they settle for and study.
The programs presented at the institution are categorized into artisan, craft, diploma, and more increased national diploma categories, with more than sixty courses known for selection. These are offered on campus, and students can choose between part-time and full-time study formats.
Candidates who wish to be evaluated following extensive experience in a particular field can devote for Recognition of Prior Learning for courses examined by TVET – CDACC at the organization. Additionally, customized courses can be availed. The school is run in nine departments summarized as follows:
- Liberal Studies
- Business Studies
- Building and Civil Engineering
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Electrical & Electronics
- Agriculture Education & Extension
- ICT & Computer Studies
- Agriculture and Mechanical Engineering
- Health & Applied Sciences
For registration into any institution’s diploma courses, the lowest KCSE grade of C- is needed. For placement in the ECDE Diploma program, a minimum KCSE grade of C is required. Artisan courses need a KCPE certificate or a minimum mean degree of D- in KCSE.
Candidates who meet the necessary threshold for the various programs can download application forms from the website at rvist.ac.ke and print them out. They will then complete it as incomplete applications are not considered for placement.
The candidate will also have to confirm that their KCSE certificate or result slip is ready. Finally, the papers are scanned and submitted for review at [email protected]. For prosperous candidates, admission letters are also open for download on the website using one’s KCSE index number and year they sat the analysis to access the document.
The students’ portal is a device that students use to access university material, news & other academic-related material. Continuing students use their admission number & input a password to secure their account to create account.
They then log in to the portal and access materials like transcripts, examination results, timetables, course registration confirmation, student fee statements & booking for accommodation within campus. Unfortunately, housing is only available at the main campus in Nakuru and always has limited spaces open thus, students should organize their affairs should they cut an accommodation spot.
The RVIST has 2 campuses in Nakuru and one in Kericho. The Kericho campus is found at Ndege Chai House, while the Nakuru town campus is Dimmu House.