It has been 31 years since the inauguration of Ramogi institute of Advanced Technology as a mother of all public Institutes of Technology in Kenya, having been the first to be established. It has since made steady strides towards fulfillment of its mission, which states that;.
The idea is to produce responsive products as agents of change; it has in essence put in motion training with a difference by incorporating applied research, innovations and quality production as its adopted philosophical strategy.
RIAT founders wished to see closed gap between fundamental scientific knowledge and its application for the well being of man. They thus chose to be guided by the dictum. "Give a man fish, He will eat a meal. Teach him how to fish He will eat forever".
since its inception, RIAT has trained over 6,000 Kenyans in both having been identified for the training of refugees from Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. We have thus responded positively to the desires of the then founders that called for a good supply of man power with relevant technical skills which at times were not adequately available among the people of Kenya. There are currently teaching Departments offering certificate and Diploma Courses. It has a teaching force of 101 staff plus 20 non-teaching staff.