African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)

Nairobi - County


African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS) is the leading tertiary technical institution in Kenya, offering Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Certificate and artisan courses examined by KNEC.  We also offer Short professional courses.

All our courses are geared towards establishing technical skills and instituting values that are driven by the current technological advances. we have a story to tell.

Being one of the oldest technical institutions and having been in the market for so long, our students and alumni have attained what they need to advance in life. The knowledge imparted to them has seen many of them rise to the highest position in the government and prove beyond any reasonable doubt that indeed we nurture quality.

Mission: To provide quality technical and entrepreneurship training and cutting edge research that will ensure the developmental transformation of individuals and communiti4es in the world.
Vision: To be a world-class center of excellence and innovation in technical, research, and entrepreneurship training.
Core Values:

  • Innovative thinking
  • Hard work
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Campuses

  • AIRADS College,Bungoma town  Campus
  • AIRADS College,Eldoret Town Campus
  • AIRADS College,Kericho  Town Campus
  • AIRADS College,Kisumu City Campus
  • AIRADS College,Nakuru Campus
  • AIRADS College,Lodwar Campus


Why Choose African Institute of Research and Development Studies

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS) creates a holistic environment to equip learners with the best tools and enable them realise their dreams. We nurture quality that is in our students.
AIRADS accommodates all students and the wide range of courses we offer presents students with perfect choices to choose from.

Benefits of studying at AIRADS

  • All-round life-changing technical education.
  • Excellent KNEC pass rate 90-100%.
  • High-quality technical training by qualified lecturers.
  • Serene learning environment.
  • Well furnished learning resources - lecture halls, computers, internet, books, and furniture.
  • Separate hostels for male and female students.
  • Industrial attachment.
  • high employability - job placements.
  • Students diversity 6 campuses across the country.
  • Student mentoring LAMP programs


We opened doors to the public on 1st April 2006 and have been in operation since then. We have been granted approval by all the relevant government agencies to offer training programs.

The approval and registration received so far include but not limited to the following:

  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)
  • Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) Interim license registration
  • Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) with Center numbers for Technical, Business and ECDE
  • Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB)
  • National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

Courses offered at African Institute of Research and Development Studies

Business Management

Higher Diploma
2 years

Certified Credit Professional (CCP)

Proffessional Course
3 years


2 years

Disaster Management

3 years

Petroleum Management

3 years

Food Technology

3 years

Banking and Finance Certificate

2 years

Certified Secretaries (CS)

Proffessional Course
3 years

Baking Technology

3 years

Printing Technology

2 years

Library and Information Management

Higher Diploma
2 years

Land Surveying

2 years

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