About Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College

About Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College

The idea of starting Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College was conceived in the 1950s by the Catholic Church but it did not materialize. In 1970’s the idea came up again with the local leadership of the then larger Bungoma District trying to toy with it.

During this period, ground breaking was done but the college construction never took off.  It was not until 19th September, 2007 that the idea was transformed into reality when His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki performed a ground breaking ceremony on the then main campus.

On the same day he inaugurated the college on Tuuti Campus temporarily awaiting construction on the Main Campus.  Consequently, Mrs. Jessica L. Simiyu was posted to the college by the Teachers Service Commission as the Pioneer Principal.

The college admitted its first batch of 130 students in January 2008. The Tuuti Campus on which the college stands used to be under the Ministry of Culture and Social Services and is 2.01 hectares.

It has now been transferred to Kibabii Diploma Teaches College through the effort of the Board of Management and other stakeholders.

Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College is managed by a Board of Management appointed every three years by the Ministry of Education in accordance with the Education Act. The current Board of Management is chaired by a renowned educationist, Professor Patrick E. Kafu of Eldoret University.