New students at Kenya Utalii College ready to learn and conquer the tourism and hospitality industry

After the week-long orientation programme, majority of students profess that they would be ready to conquer the tourism and hospitality industry successfully after gaining excellent skills at Kenya Utalii College

The new students at Kenya Utalii College (KUC) felt energized after receiving a treasure trove of inspirational and mentorship talks during the week-long orientation programme that ended on Friday, 9th September, 2022 before undertaking various diploma and certificate courses in tourism and hospitality.

The Ag. KUC Principal and CEO, Prof. Charles Musyoki, congratulated the new students for having been successfully selected through the rigorous admission exercise for the available slots at the premier tourism and hospitality training institution. 

“Thank you for selecting this College, your choice shows the confidence you have in KUC. Many qualified young men and women applied to join this institution, sat for interviews, but we could only admit a limited number.  Congratulations for demonstrating to the team that selected you that you have what it takes to be in Utalii. Every one of you has earned a place here.” he said.

He called upon all students to go out of their way so that the opportunity given by the College is not in vain.  He assured them that they will get the best quality of training. Prof. Musyoki encouraged students to play their part, as students, they should be disciplined, work hard and focus on the bigger, brighter future.

“For you to emerge successful in your academic journey and beyond, and secure a good place in the industry, you must be disciplined, uphold the highest level of discipline, an undisciplined mind is careless.”

Prof. Charles Musyoki, principal & ceo kenya utalii college

He cautioned them that regrets come to students who fail to be mindful and those that don’t run their race peacefully or manage their relationships well get into pitfalls such as alcohol, drugs, and irresponsible sexual behavior.

“Manage your freedom appropriately, stay away from Alcohol and substance abuse; don’t be cabbages.”

“New students, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; there are plenty of extra-curricular activities which can occupy your idle time.  These activities include clubs such as sports, drama, salsa, journalism, wildlife, karate, Choir, KUC Band, Fashion Modeling. Join Religious groups namely, Seventh Day Adventist church, Christian Union, and Catholic Action, among others.  Be strong spiritually and you are going to resist many temptations.”

On security, students were urged to report any suspicious activities to authorities, and avoid insecurity prone areas such as informal settlement estates and late night activities outside the College.

“We have 24-hours surveillance, avoid hot spot areas and when engaging in activities that will lead to delays into the night, contact the security department.  Remember safety begins with you,” he said.

Students were urged to speak out when faced with challenges.  KUC has a well-organized system that caters for students’ emotional challenges when need arises.  Let’s also learn to be each other’s keeper.”

New developments are underway at the College.  The curriculum is under review to be in tune and align with the Ministry of Education and TVETA calendar.  The new building under construction that is 90% complete is going to accommodate more students for training purposes.  In addition, the new student center which will be completed as soon as possible.

The new students were admitted to pursue the following courses:

  • Diploma in Hotel Management (MA)
  • Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management (TTM)
  • Travel Operations (TO)
  • Tour Guiding & Administration (TG)
  • Front Office Operations (FO)
  • Food Production (FP)
  • Food Production Apprenticeship (FPAP)
  • House Keeping & Laundry (HL)
  • Food & Beverage Service and Sales (FBS)

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October 11, 2022


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