PROF. HAMADI IDDI BOGA, PRINCIPAL TAITA TAVETA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.
Tel: 020-243 7266, 020-8150 240
Physical location/street address: P.O.BOX 635-80300-VOI, KENYA
Taita Taveta University Colleges is one of university campuses in Kenya upgraded in 2007. We have however not shied away from taking huge responsibilities in increasing access to University Education to Kenyans. Currently the campus has nearly 1300 students undertaking degree, diploma and certificate programs. Recently we started offering MBA programs in Voi Town. Since our emphasis is Engineering, Technology, ICT and Commerce we are working hard to ensure that appropriate infrastructure is put in place. As a young campus we are also actively scouting for talented and highly motivated staff to support our programs both on full time and part-time basis (for more on our programs please follow the links to the respective Departments).
In our programs we are guided by the vision and mission of JKUAT, the mother university, but we are also striving for uniqueness in so that we can cut our own niche. Our focus is mainly on technology and entrepreneurship/commerce. This way we are in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 and also the Millennium Development Goals. Parents and students will find our serene learning environment quite suitable for studies and the quality of our interaction with students inside and outside the classroom environment quite progressive and of high quality. We strive to continuously improve ourselves in the provision of quality services.
This year we will gradute the fast batch of 148 students, who will hit the labour market and we are confident that they will affirm the quality of training we have given them. We welcome you to come and join our programs at the JKUAT Taita Taveta Campus. The hospitable and friendly community around Taita welcomes students from Kenya and around the world to carry out their studies.
We welcome ideas and suggestions on how we can improve our services to Kenyans (please send your comments and general enquiries to
or call at +254202437266 or +254720483136.
Profile of the Principal
Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga, is a full Professor of Microbiology/Microbial Ecology at JKUAT, Botany Department. He has a BSc, Botany and Zoology (Kenyatta University), MSc Microbiology (Kenyatta University), PhD Microbiology, (University of Konstanz, Germany), Post-Doc, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany. The Principal is a scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and a fellow of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He is also currently the Ambassador Scientist for the Humboldt Foundation in Kenya. He has previously served JKUAT in various capacities including serving as the Chair, Botany Department (2002-2004), Director, Institute of Biotechnology Research (2005), Dean, Faculty of Science (2007). He has nearly 30 publications in a refereed Journals, has successfully supervised over 30 MSc and PhD students. Prof. Boga is an active researcher working on Microbial Ecology of Termites guts and soda lakes.
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Staff in the Principal’s office