Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College is guided in its operations by the following set of core values which help to define its character:

Mr Saul Barasa

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Social Responsibility
  • Team Work
  • Patriotism
  • Self Drive
  • Equity
  • Collaboration

Together with the motto “Born to shine”, as well as the vision and mission statements, these core values help to give the college its identity. Thus, the products of this college are expected to acquire these values and make them part of their daily operations even after graduating.

Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College operates on a performance contract signed between the Board of Management on one hand and the Ministry of Education on the other. Performance Contracting is a key component of the performance based practices adopted by the Government of Kenya. The concept of Performance Contracting and its supporting principles apply to all arms of the Government. In the case of Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College, in order to achieve its contractual obligations, the college administration has put in place strategies to ensure every member of the college plays a role. Towards this, end, a number of committees have been formed and operationalized, leading to formulation and launching of a number of college policies under the Emerging issues programme.

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Policy
  • Corruption Prevention Policy
  • HIV/AIDS Policy
  • Gender Mainstreaming Policy
  • Disability Mainstreaming Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • ICT Policy

As part of the performance contracting requirements, Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College is now ISO 9001 -2008 Certfied and we are Transiting to ISO 9001-2015. Already, the first internal audit has been done. June, 2018.

Apart from an academic programme that is offered in the College, Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College also offers a wide Co-curricular programme to the teacher trainees. This is informed by the fact that our education system requires an all-round teacher capable of identifying and nurturing talent among our youth. As such, since inception, the college has participated and excelled in the following co-curricular activities:

  1. DramaThe College has attained and retained position one in the Play category at the National Drama Festivals since 2008. It has also previously presented and won honors in Choral verses at the National Competitions.
  2. MusicThe College has won awards in National musical festivals.
  3. ScoutingThe College has participated and won awards at the National and Regional Competitions in Tanzania and Rwanda. The college won the Regional Championship in 2011 at Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
  4. Has participated in Ball games and Athletics up to National level. In 2003, our Handball men team was the National Champion while this year (2018), our Hockey men team only lost in the final game in the National championships held in Mombasa.

In its Calendar of Events, Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College has included the following Annual events which help to bring the college fraternity together with other stakeholders:

  1. Prayer Day usually held in July and presided over by His Lordship Bishop Norman Wambua of the Diocese of Bungoma.
  2. Cultural Event, usually held in September/October, during which students take part in Drama, Music, Poetry, fashion show among others
  3. Community Health Week, usually held in January/February. Activities include provision of Health care services to members of the immediate Community, VCT services, Voluntary male Circumcision (VMC), Eye Clinic and Blood Donation services. All these services are provided in collaboration with other stake holders.
  4. Environmental Week, held in the month of June every year. During this week, the college community participates in tree planting as well as in other activities to conserve our environment.

The challenges of infrastructural development are not new in Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College. The facilities on Tuuti campus are far from being sufficient for our growing student population. The decision by the Board of Management and other stake holders to buy land at Syombe in Bumula to expand the college could not have come at a better time. Currently, construction work for phase one is ongoing while phase two will start before the end of the 2013/2014 financial year.

As we strive to overcome the many challenges in our way, I wish to call for understanding and support from all stake holders. This is the only way we will be able to achieve our mandate of training Diploma teachers for this country and beyond.

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