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Technical University of Mombasa

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2017

Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has passed through three transitional levels to become what it is now. The various phases it has undergone so far reflect the GOK’s concerted efforts in promoting technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training in line with the dynamic technological and industrial growth in Kenya and in Africa.

Started as Mombasa Institute of Muslim Education (MIOME) in 1948 – to provide adequate technical education on Muslim students of East Africa.

Admitted students in 1951 and with emphasis on Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Seamanship and Navigation, and Woodwork. 1966 MIOME become Mombasa Technical Institute (MTI) and started to admit all Kenyans regardless of religion or race. In 1976, it became the 2nd National Polytechnic and developed more market – driven courses

On 23th August 2008, it became MPUC through legal notice no. 160, in an effort to increase access to university education. On 30th January 2013 became Technical University of Mombasa (TUM). TUM has continued to offer TVET programmes because of its status as technical university.


Vision: To be a university of global excellence in advancing knowledge, science and technology

Mission: To provide leadership and outstanding programmes by engaging in scholarly reflection, cultivating critical thinking and advancing creative problem-solving skills in the fields of engineering, the sciences, business and related areas that benefit society.


Some of TUM objectives are:

- To develop and provide educational, cultural, professional, technical and vocational services to the community and in particular the fostering of corporate social responsibility

- To programmes, products, and services in ways that reflect the principles of equity and social justice;

- To facilitate the development and provision of appropriate and accessible academic and other programmes;

- To play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for technological education and training;

- To provide for the development of technical and vocational education and training and related activities within the institution and the wider society;

- To provide a multi-level system of education and training that is relevant to the needs of the community covering a wide range of fields and levels with provision for recognition of prior learning and flexibility of transition between educational levels.

- To promote education in engineering, science, and technology within the University and society;

- To promote high quality educational, research and other facilities;

- To confer degrees, diplomas, certificates or any other awards in accordance with the Senate

Regular tasks

- To provide education to students and other members of society

- To perform research in a variety of areas that are beneficial to society

- To foster the general welfare of staff and students;

- To provide opportunities for development and training for staff of the University

- To foster linkages between the University and Industry

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
  Moderately interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Technical University of Mombasa (TUM)
Tom Mboya Street, Tudor
P.O. Box 90420
80100 Mombasa


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Professor Laila Uweso Abubakar
Vice Chancellor

UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr. Lawrence Mukhongo Manyonge
Director TVET Programmes

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15 July 2018
The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives.
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