Historical Background

Matili Technical Institute was established in 1959 as a vocational Youth Centre that was elevated to a Youth Polytechnic in 1971, then called a village Polytechnic under the sponsorship of the Friends Church (Quakers). The institute was elevated to its current status in April 2009 when it was moved from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology under certificate number MoHEST/PC/1142/2009


The mandate of the Institute is executed through the Board of Governors represented in the day to day running of the institute by the Principal and Institute by the Principal and Institute Administration

Our core values


  • 1.

    To be an international centre of excellence in technical training and research in Science, Technical and Innovation

  • 2.

    The Institute exists to produce highly qualified personnel, with knowledge, skills and competencies to meet societal and industrial needs

  • 3.

    The current strategic objectives of the Institute are as stipulated in the current Institute’s Strategic Plan