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Background Information

Department of Liberal Studies, formally Information Studies, was established after restructuring of departments in 2021 to train Diploma in Technical Trainer Education(DTTE). Liberal Studies department encompass the following study areas: information science &  information Literacy which (replaced Library user Education), Social work & Community Development, English & other Languages, and Communication Media,

Initially Information Studies was a section under the Department of Library services offering Library User Education (LUE) services to the clientele of Kenya School of TVET. The section was referred to as the Instructor Development Section. Its main Objective was to provide Library User Instructions to Technical Education students during the first three months of their course.

In January 1995, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) posted trained staff in Library and information science, for the first time, to teach Library User Education as a course of study. In 2001, the department started offering Diploma in Library and Information studies. Later the Department of library services was split into two; Department of library services (non academic) and Department of information studies (academic).

Departmental vision

A center of excellence in training and research for service to humanity.


Departmental mission

To provide quality training in teacher education and technology by offering relevant programmes.

Our Objective:

To equip trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to train in TVET institutions.

Mr Alfred Ondoro


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