Railway Training Institute Fee Structure 2024/2025

Get a comprehensive understanding of the Railway Training Institute's fee structure for 2024/2025

Jan 8, 2024 - 11:26
Jan 8, 2024 - 11:27
Railway Training Institute Fee Structure  2024/2025
Railway Training Institute Fee Structure 2024/2025

The Railway Training Institute (RTI) is a testament to the rich history and commitment to quality education in East Africa's railway sector. Established in 1956, RTI has continuously evolved and adapted to the changing needs of the railway industry. This article delves into the institute's journey, its course offerings, and, most importantly, the comprehensive fee structure for the academic year 2023/2024

History of Railway Training Institute

RTI's origins can be traced back to 29 June 1956, when it was inaugurated by His Honor Sir Fredrick Crawford, the Deputy Governor of Kenya at the time. Its primary objective was to develop human resources for the then East African Railways and Harbours. Over the years, RTI has undergone significant transformations, becoming wholly owned by the Kenya Railways Corporation in 1976.

In 1988, RTI identified the need for commercial courses due to the underutilization of its facilities. This step led to formal recognition and registration by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in 1990. As the demand for efficient transport in Kenya continues to grow, RTI aims to position itself as a center of excellence in training transport and logistics management through its Strategic Plan for 2014-2019.

Courses Offered at RTI

RTI offers diverse courses catering to different fields, ensuring a comprehensive education for its students. These courses are organized into various schools, each specializing in a specific area:

  1. Marine School Kisumu: Offering courses such as Coxswain Level 3, Diploma in International Freight Management, and Certificate in Maritime Transport Operations.
  2. Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Nairobi (Full Time): Providing programs like a Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Technology and a Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  3. Faculty of Business & Logistics, Nairobi (Full Time): Offering programs like Diploma in Social Work and Community Development and Supply Chain Management.
  4. Short Courses: Locomotive Driving, Electrical Installation Maintenance, Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance, Rolling Stock, and Railway Track Maintenance.

RTI Fee Structure 2023/2024

Understanding the cost of education is crucial for students and parents alike. RTI's fee structure is designed to be affordable, making quality education accessible to all. Here's a breakdown of the fees:

  • Registration: KES 1,000
  • Library: KES 2,000
  • I/D Card: KES 1,000
  • Activity Fee per Term: KES 500
  • Insurance: KES 1,500
  • Computer: KES 2,000
  • Caution: KES 1,000
  • RATISA (Railway Training Institute Student Association) per Term: KES 100
  • Practical per term: KES 3,500
  • Internal Examination: KES 1,500
  • Convocational Fees: KES 1,000
  • Clubs & Societies: KES 500


Additional Costs and Facilities

In addition to the fees mentioned above, there are other charges associated with studying at RTI:

  • Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of KES 1,000 is required, payable to Kenya Commercial Bank, Account Number 1102590363, Industrial Area branch. Alternatively, you can pay through the MPESA Pay Bill (522784).
  • Hostel Facilities: Limited hostel facilities are available for male and female students at KES 19,500 per term and KES 32,500 per semester.
  • Cafeteria Charges: Day students who wish to have lunch at the institute's cafeteria will be charged KES 5,000 per term.

How to Apply

Prospective students have multiple options for applying to RTI:

  1. Visit the Institution in person.
  2. Email your application documents to admission@rti.ac.ke, including copies of academic certificates, ID, birth certificate, and bank deposit slip.
  3. Apply online through the institute's website, following the provided instructions.
  4. Send your application via traditional mail to the Director, Railway Training Institute, ensuring it reaches before the deadline.

Contact Information

For further information, you can contact RTI through the following:

Nairobi Main Campus:

Kisumu Campus:

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Final Thoughts

The Railway Training Institute's commitment to providing quality education is evident in its comprehensive course offerings and affordable fee structure. With a rich history dating back to 1956, RTI continues to play a vital role in shaping the future of the railway and transport industry in East Africa. Whether you're a prospective student or a parent, understanding the fee structure is essential in planning a brighter future through education at RTI.

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