Liberal Studies

Foreword

Have you ever been in a situation where when you have an idea, yet you cannot pass it across effectively?

In this fast paced world, poorly communicated ideas are usually rejected as they don’t benefit anyone. This is where the Liberal Studies Department comes in.

We offer trainees courses that help them acquire skills to understand themselves, relate with others, and communicate effectively, whether in private business or employment.

Communication Skills, a core subject for all students taking Diploma and Craft Certificate Courses, enables. A trainee who has done this course is able to: 

  • Learn how to communicate effectively in a work environment
  • Confidently express themselves in writing or orally using a variety of means.
  • Diplomatically handle clients and colleagues as well as others outside the workplace.

 

The department also offers Life Skills to all students. This course helps learners to become self-aware, develop decision making skills and problem solving skills, be a critical thinker, learn how to negotiate and so better their employability chances 

Another course we offer is General Studies to trainees pursuing Artisan Courses and Craft Certificate in Plumbing. The course combines content from various disciplines including: Business skills to learn about investment, business location, managing finances etc.; Civic education; Environment Education in addition to Communication Skills. The course helps bridge a knowledge gap for students who may have missed the above skills at secondary level. 

The department is however not solely academic. It is in charge of Drama and Music clubs. Participation in these co-curricular activities help students be all rounded and hone their public speaking skills.

Staff and responsibilities 

Currently, the department has six qualified members of staff with experience and training that ensures students are offered quality training to become useful members of the society.

 

Caroline Anindo,

Head of Department

University of NairobiICT