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I work in a TTI and i understand the so many frustrations lecturers and students alike have to endure to get a hold of learning materials and eBooks , especially in Engineering courses.The main reason being that they are expensive and mostly they are not available locally in our libraries for purchase

I had to grapple with this problem for  awhile, so i had to find a way to get myself this learning materials and eBooks. As I always say to many people the internet is your best friend. I want to share some of my many ways i use to acquire this resources online.

Lynda.com

This is far the most resourceful online learning platform with all manner of courses, it is subscription based platform, but it sure does offer value for the money. This site could be so very useful and inexpensive if a school or institution can create account for everybody to use. What i like most about this site is the use of video tutorials in particular modules geared towards developing gainful skills especially to all of you who like to develop skills for freelancing and others. I particularly encourage those guys in ICT to check out this site.

Note that there are other ways(illegal) to get hold of there video tutorials on various courses.

bookzz.org

This by far my favorite free eBooks repository to get all manner of eBooks in pdf, djvu, docx format. From this site you can actually get any eBooks so long as you know the Title or Author. It offers 10 Free eBooks downloads per day without even signing up, 25 eBooks downloads in 24 hrs when you sign up(Free),  which to me is no hindrance if i need 1000 eBooks per day?(Using multiple accounts or spoofing my ip address).

You Tube

Most people do not know that the best way and probably the most popular means to get multimedia video resources is You Tube. There is a lot you can learn from this website, there are so many educational channels where you can view/play or download videos . One thing i could also pass across is this, its not viable to always be online to view a video to learn, so what i do is to download the media i want to my laptop local drive to play in the future and possibly share to my students. So it calls that you should have a good you tube download manager.  I prefer to use Internet Download Manager (IDM) or You Tube Downloader Pro(YTD)- of course this software are paid, but i have found a way or means to use them for free, i hope you do too.

Scribd
This is an online library and publishing platform. It is free to join and in fact you can sign up using your social network like Face book, this website allows you to read and download electronic books or eBooks, you can also upload or publish your materials on this website for free or for sale. You can find some of my uploaded materials on this site if you search  by author criteria by the way. I want to encourage all those tutors who have quality learning notes and materials and would wish to make money out of them to publish them in this site for free.

Slideshare
This is the place to get quality power point slides and so many other materials. this site also allows you to upload and share your slides. You can sign up using your social networks like Facebook for free.

Khan Academy

This is a free website, as the website say its free for ever. You can sign up for free using your social networks like Facebook. The website has a range of subjects including math, Science and Engineering, Computing, Arts and humanities, Economics and finance. As a student, as a parent, as a teacher you will find this website very interesting and valuable.

Book Boon

This is also a great website to download eBooks and Textbooks. It has a huge repository of eBooks and Textbooks in almost every subject and area you are interested in. Check it out and thank me later

Torrent Websites

A torrent network is a Peer to Peer(P2P) sharing platform, whereby users share files from there hard drives through this protocol(BitTorrent) , i want to say this; sharing  is not illegal, but this torrent networks has been used to share copyrighted materials illegally. So i want to state from the onset, that this article is only for information purposes, and i don’t condone the use and distribution of illegal materials.

But most people prefer to mask there online activity from snooping infrastructure of rogue agents, ISPs and governments. So if you must download torrents, in countries whereby by doing so is illegal, then i strongly suggest you get a good VPN (Virtual Private Network) software.

How you choose to use this information of course will be bounded by the laws that exist about the use of torrent networks in your country. Now since my disclosure is now open.

I want to say that, torrent network is by far the most resourceful place you can get all manner of learning materials, Educational Textbooks, eBooks, Novels, Video Tutorials, Software and all manner and tons of stuff.

For you to be able to access this websites and actually download stuff from this sites, this is what you need;

  1. Fast Internet Connectivity
  2. Computer
  3. Torrent Client; this a torrent downloader that grab magnet links from the P2P network, common clients include; utorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, transmission(for linux users) and others.
  4. Unlimited Storage Space
  5. Good Antivirus Software

Now since we now have those, let me share my common and popular sites i use(to share my legal files)

That is enough for now.

Now let me point out a few things, all this websites almost function the same. You browse the site, they have a search function, so type in anything you want and hit go. You will get a list of files, but don’t be clicking every file you see, this websites are mostly laden with malware and phishing scripts. So be aware and take necessary precautions.

Now to the matter at hand, i normally like clicking on the browse button and find my area of interest, in this case Ebooks /Textbooks/Novels/Video Tutorials, another way is to browse in ‘other’ Category. (If i get encouragement i may prepare a short video media on how to go about this-using Camtasia Studio(Great Software to create video tutorials)).

Once you find a file you want click on download button or the magnet link and your downloader(Utorrent e.t.c) will automatically take over, and depending on the size of your file or ‘seeds'(the more the faster the download) or leechers(the less and more the seeds the better) you will get your file in your downloads folder in no time.
I hope this article was helpful.

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Job vacancies at Nyandarua Institute

A New 51 Seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology seeks to recruit qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

 

  1. HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II JOB GRADE NIST 6

Qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade C-
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution; OR Part I of the Certified Public Secretaries Examination from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • A minimum of two years experience preferably from an education Institution.
  • Letters from at least two referees

 

  1. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT II JOB GRADE NIST 5

Qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D
  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • Certificate in Computer Proficiency.
  • A minimum of two years experience preferably from an education Institution.
  • Letters from at least two referees

 

  1. ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT III, JOB GRADE NIST 4

Qualifications:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus);
  • Passed Kenya Accounts Technician Certificate (KATC) final or Part I of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • A minimum of two years experience preferably from an education Institution.
  • Letters from at least two referees
  1. DRIVER II, JOB GRADE NIST 3

Qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Valid class BCE driving license free from any current endorsements;
  • Passed Occupational Trade Test III for Drivers
  • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one(1) week from a recognized Institution;
  • NTSA/PSV license
  • Passed the Suitability Test for Drivers Grade III from the Ministry of Roads and Public Works
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of the Highway Code
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • Basic knowledge of Motor Vehicle mechanics will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of three years experience preferably from an education Institution

 

  1. AGRICULTURE TECHNICIAN II, JOB GRADE NIST 5

Qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade D plain
  • Craft Certificate in General Agriculture
  • Certificate of Good Conduct form the Kenya Police Service; and
  • Demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • A minimum of two years experience preferably from an education Institution.
  • Letters from at least two referees

 

  1. COOK III, JOB GRADE NIST 2

Qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D;
  • Certificate of Good Health issued by a Government Medical Services.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service
  • A minimum of two years experience preferably from an education Institution.
  • Letters from at least two referees

 

Interested persons should send their applications to the undersigned on or before 30th Sept 2016.

The Principal

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

P.o Box 2033 – 20300

NYAHURURU

 

New 51 seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute

A New 51 Seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

New 51 seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute

There was so much Joy and ululations at Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology when they received a brand new 51 seater bus. The Principal, Lecturers and students received and commissioned the bus at the institute.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the student leaders noted that it has been a worthwhile wait and profusely thanked the administration for listening and fulfilling their wishes, they challenged the students to make good the bus, especially translating its presence to improved performance. He also challenged the students to always have a positive and hope in all their endeavors reminding them also that those who are patient get good tidings coming their way no matter how long they wait.

A New 51 Seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology
A New 51 Seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

Speaking during the ceremony the Deputy Principal lamented about the times they were embarrassed all the time they use neighbouring school’s buses when they go out for games, for being mistaken to be participating in secondary school games. But he noted that the embarrassment and mistaken identity issues are now over.

New 51 seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute
New 51 seater Bus for Nyandarua Institute

The principal Mrs. Nancy Njui was too elated to talk much, but she expressed joy for the arrival of the bus, pointing out to the students that its acquisition was meant to be a surprise, which the students acknowledged with bemusing and happy faces. He thanked the students for incessantly asking for the Bus, noting it gave the administration the impetus and push to acquire one. She told the students that it would now be easier and convenient for students to attend games activities, field trips and local travels.  She also pointed out that this was just one of the many positive and new things coming up at Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology.

Among who addressed the students during the commissioning ceremony was the Dean of Students, Procurement Officer and some Lecturers

Later the bus was free for all to take a ride around the vicinity for as long as they wanted

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Nyandarua Institute September 2016 TVET courses intake

Nyandarua-Institute-of-Science-and-Technology-Administration Block

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology invites applications for the following courses for September 2016 intake .

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology Courses

DepartmentCourse NameLevelQualifications(KCSE)Duration(Years)Exam BodyIntakeApply
Business StudiesHuman Resource ManagementDiplomaC -3KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesBusiness ManagementDiplomaC -3KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesSales and MarketingDiplomaC -3KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesSupply Chain ManagementDiplomaC -3KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesBusiness ManagementCertificateD2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesSales and MarketingCertificateD2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Business StudiesFood and BeverageCertificateD2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
ICTInformation TechnologyDiplomaC -3KNECJan/May/SepApply Online
ICTComputer ApplicationsCertificateAny Grade3 monthsNISTJan/May/SepApply Online
ICTInformation TechnologyCertificateD2KNECJan/May/SepApply Online
Building and Civil EngineeringBuilding TechnologyDiplomaC -3KNECMay/SeptApply Online
Building and Civil EngineeringCivil EngineeringDiplomaC -3KNECMay/SepApply Online
Building and Civil EngineeringBuilding TechnologyCertificateD2KNECMay/SepApply Online
Building and Civil EngineeringMasonryCertificateD2KNECMay/SepApply Online
Building and Civil EngineeringPlumbingCertificateD2KNECMay/SepApply Online
Automotive EngineeringAutomotive EngineeringDiplomaC -3KNECJan/MayApply Online
Automotive EngineeringMechanical EngineeringDiplomaC -3KNECJan/MayApply Online
Automotive EngineeringAgricultural EngineeringDiplomaC -3KNECJan/MayApply Online
Automotive EngineeringAutomotive EngineeringCertificateD2KNECJan/MayApply Online
Automotive EngineeringAutomotive EngineeringArtisanD -2KNECJan/May/SepApply Online
AgricultureGeneral AgricultureDiplomaC -3KNECSeptApply Online
AgricultureGeneral AgricultureCertificateD2KNECSeptApply Online
Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering(Power)DiplomaC-3KNECJan/SeptApply Online
Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering(Power)CertificateD3KNECJan/SeptApply Online
Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering(Power)ArtisanD -2KNECJan/SeptApply Online
Liberal and EntrepreneurshipComputerized Secretarial DiplomaC-3KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Liberal and EntrepreneurshipComputerized Secretarial CertificateD2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Liberal and EntrepreneurshipLibrary Information StudiesDiplomaC-2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online
Liberal and EntrepreneurshipLibrary Information StudiesCertificateD2KNECJan/May/SeptApply Online

 

 

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Best of luck to July 2016 KNEC exam series candidates

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology
Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology
Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology and all of NIST Fraternity; Administration, Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff, Student Council and Students will like to take this opportunity to wish all Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology Candidates the Best of Luck in the forthcoming KNEC exams. We all know that you have and have been prepared well for the exams. Our prayers and best wishes are with you.
FROM ALL US BEST OF LUCK