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University Education and Research Principal Secretary Amb. Simon Nabukwesi today visited Konza technopolis to assess the excavation progress of the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) a university which will be modeled on the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the first and top science and Technology University in Korea which emphasizes on specialised training.

PS Amb. Simon Nabukwesi is taken on a tour of the KAIST site by contractors from BOMI Engineering and Construction Consortium on Tuesday 18th January, 2022 According to the project contractor, BOMI Engineering and Construction Consortium, the institution’s signature building is set to be completed by June this year (2022) in readiness for the planned Presidential ground breaking.

The first batch of students is expected to be admitted in September this year. Speaking at the site during his visit, Amb. Nabukwesi encouraged the contractors to work with speed and ensure the set timelines are achieved. The campus is being constructed on 36 acres of land in the Konza Techno City located in Machakos County. KAIST will comprise of 10 research science labs working with specialised local and international researchers in science, technology and engineering. PS Amb. Simon Nabukwesi is briefed at the KASIT on the taken on a tour of the KAIST by contractors fromBOMI Engineering and Construction Consortium PS Amb.

Simon Nabukwesi is shown the ongoing work in progress at the site KAIST will develop academic curricula for six initial departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, ICT Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Agricultural Biotechnology, which will lay the groundwork for engineering research and education in Kenya. Work at KAIST site in progress

The Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will be an institution of strategic national importance as Science, Technology, and Innovation is considered critical catalyst for fast tracking modernization and transformation of Kenyan society into middle-income country by 2030. KAIST is expected to advance (STEM) courses in institutions of higher learning in the quest to create a large number of specialists to industrialise the economy by 2030 as well as drive economic growth through advanced science and technology.

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