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Skills for Empowerment 

To provide globally competitive TVET in specialized skills and competences for Sustainable Development of Kenya and beyond.

To cultivate a talented, diverse and inclusive workforce by providing technical and vocational training, technology, opportunities for research and innovation for current and future community and industry. 

A Centre of Excellence in Science driven, Applied Research and Innovations for enhanced livelihood of Humanity

Nyandarua National Polytechnic (NyNP) was started as a public technical training institution through an initiative from the local community and leaders. The land was donated by the KARI . It was and Still the only public technical institution offering technical training in the entire Nyandarua County. Through a major funds drive in the 90's, the first one story building was erected. Members of parliament from the various Constituencies in Nyandarua County came together and through the CDF completed the project. Consequently, the first Batch of Students were admitted in 2006. Since then the polytechnic has grown and now has a student population of over 1,500 students.


A multi-million modern ESP Complex consisting of Workshops, Lecture Rooms, Offices has been completed, and Currently a multi-million modern library is under construction. There are four computer laboratories with a total 130 computers. There are also workshops that are well equipped for Automotive, Electrical, Mechanical and Building related courses.


NyNP is now a recognized public Technical Training Institute that is mandated to offer Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training as spelt out in the Education Act and Science and Technology Act.


NyNP is the only national polytechnic in Nyandarua County guided by the value of integrity, commitment and fairness while upholding the principles of professionalism, team work and excellence. The nature and quality of training offered by a team of qualified and professional lecturers, gives the basis for us to realize the vision 2030.


Nyandarua National Polytechnic is located seven kilometers from Nyahururu Town along the Nyahururu -Gilgil road in a serene environment conducive for learning.


In addition to providing academic and technical skills, we seek to develop in our students creativity and innovation that enables them to integrate successfully in all areas of management in the public and private sectors.


Nyandarua National Polytechnic prides itself in having attained the ISO 9001:2015 certification. The road to certification has given us the impetus to develop homegrown quality objectives to improve service to our customers. Through the achievement of these objectives, we continuously make tremendous progress in contributing to the realization of our strategic plan and the Kenya Vision 2030.


We are committed to our long term vision of developing a strong technological institution. This will play a leading role in the exploitation of the immense resources and potential of Nyandarua County region.


We held our 2nd graduation ceremony on 31st May 2018 where over 400 students graduated with diverse Diplomas and Certificates. This was made possible through the combined efforts of the Institute, Board of Governors, Principal, Staff, Parents and Graduands and the support given by the Government.


In line with our endeavor to produce holistic graduates our Institute is a recognized member of the President’s Award Scheme Kenya which encourages selfless participation of young people in the service of the public. TNNP offers a number of Courses in Diploma and Certificate levels examined by KNEC and KASNEB NIST is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education as a TVET Institution.The institute has various facilities for co-curricular activities ranging from Sports and Games, Drama, Scouting, PA,Christian Union, Catholic Association and Guidance and Counseling.

Our Courses

We offer the following courses

Artisan Courses

For an Applicant to join an Artisan Course, the minimum qualification is KCSE D- (Minus) and above

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Craft Courses

For an Applicant to join a Craft Course, the minimum qualification is KCSE D (Plain) and above

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Diploma Courses

For an Applicant to join a Diploma Course, the minimum qualification is KCSE C- (Minus) and above

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IMG (1)

Prof E. G. Wagaiyu

Governing Council Chairman


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Mr. Felix Mung'atu

Secretary Governing Council/Chief Principal

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Mrs. Mary Ngángá

Deputy Principal Planning, Administration and Finance

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Dr. Stephen Mbugua 

Deputy Principal Academic and Student Affairs

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Dear TNNP Library User We would like to inform all our library users, you can now access the TNNP virtual Library services to access knec epastpapers and ebooks remotely using your android mobile phone,and laptops at the comfort of your homes let’s flatten the curve as we embrace the virtual library services #staysafe Procedure to […]


NIST has now been elevated to the level of a national Polytechnic namely: The Nyandarua National Polytechnic. This is the only National Polytechnic in Nyandarua county. Elevation of NIST to a national Polytechnic will benefit the sorrounding community in terms of having accessible higher technical education, expansion of businesses and promoting ethnic diversity. Very many […]

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