About us

Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics (SIBI) is changing higher education in Kenya. We provide an engaging learning environment that is built around high quality courses, and a hands-on, learner-centred delivery approach. We have excellent learning resources, internationally reputable partnerships, as well as instructors with excellent qualifications and experience. With us, its not just school, it's adventure. Beyond the classroom, SIBI is involved in corporate re-tooling, Kids R Coding as well as research. We have initiatives to build capacity in disadvantaged communities and support widows and orphans in partnership with local churches. Welcome to SIBI: Serious learning for serious people.

Our Goal

SIBI is committed to inspiring a new generation of technological and entrepreneurial minds. SIBI aims to develop creative and innovative insight in learners that leads to new solutions to challenges in today's society. We believe that it can be done, and we invite you to take the journey with us. Kenya is fast becoming the technology hub of Africa and a magnet for innovators and entrepreneurs. SIBI plans to become a key player in establishing the credibility of that hub. SIBI is blessed with advisors of international repute, who have the passion to guide learners in a quality-driven, hands-on, skills-oriented programs. We at SIBI, believe that theoretical foundations require practical experience for one to be able to apply knowledge and innovate. We are serious, but are keen to make learning fun, and enjoyable. Welcome to SIBI.

Our Inspiration

Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics [SIBI] was conceived by well-established educationists who have a passion for developing Kenya's young minds and the belief that education can be the key to better opportunities for the youth and a catalyst for Kenya's industrial and entrepreneurial acceleration. SIBI is not a university or university college nor does it aspire to be one. Rather, it is a fast-moving centre for innovation and digital skills development supplementing other educational institutions and supporting professionals in the workplace who need to re-tool for today's fast-moving digital enterprise. Whether one is a high school student who wants to create mobile apps or an engineer who needs to hone their skills to accelerate career advancement, we have a place for you.

The demands of the knowledge economy knows no age or gender. Therefore, the SIBI initiative is one of like-minded people of all ages and backgrounds. Kenya's Vision 2030 and the move to equip primary school children with ICT skills is a clear indication that the Kenya government recognizes that you can't lead by following. Beat your own path in this uncharted territory. Create the future for the rest to follow. Challenge the limits of human capability. Create a lifelong passion for discovery and excellence. Trust in God who designed our minds and our souls and our hearts. Then you will soar like eagles and not tire.

SIBI's creators are involved in informal community support activities, hence, it is only natural that SIBI support these communities. This objective is achieved through a number of initiatives such as Girls in ICT, Kids R Coding and support for widows and orphans. Our students' projects are planned to help automate organizations that would have difficulty automating on their own. Help you neighbour today and make the world a little better.

Our Programmes

SIBI is built on a foundation of rigorous, quality education by individuals with decades of international experience in higher education. We have a wide network of institutions and individuals around the world with whom we collaborate to shape SIBI into an institution that truly delivers international-quality education. SIBI has electronic and paper-based resources in its library accessible to our students and staff. Our computer labs are equipped with high speed internet and computing facilities to support our programs. SIBI is established as a digital enterprise from the start with online portals for students as well as a robust VLE to support e-learning.

Business and Entrepreneurship Programs

SIBI's School of Business and Entrepreneurship is a place for those who seek to become entrepreneurs or business professionals. We have excellent courses that are curated and taught with practical application in mind. We teach in a dynamic environment that involves classwork and fieldwork to apply what we teach in the real world. We have focused and specialised programs in marketing,finance, entrepreneurship and technology for business. SIBI we recognise the emergence of the digital enterprise.

Informatics and Computing Programs

Technology is growing fast. In Kenya, the applications of ICT are increasing as the world becomes more connected and more digital. At SIBI's School of Computing and Informatics, we offer cutting edge programs to help you build a career in ICT and stay in touch with emerging technologies and issues in the field. We teach you technology with a difference. We enable you to start applying the skills you acquire by providing an excellent hub for Kenya's best technology talent.

Corporate Retooling

Today's workplace can change very rapidly. In every sector of the economy there are trends towards greater use of ICT, higher productivity, quality assurance, ISO9001 and so on. The country needs to stay competitive in the region and beyond. Therefore, corporate employees are under some pressure to retool and re-equip. SIBI's Corporate Retooling Program aims to offer corporate employees and leaders conferences, workshops and courses to help them remain ahead.


For business and computing individual courses. The following is our introductory fees schedule. The course “Preparing for a Career” is offered free to organised groups. The Digital Literacy course is equivalent to Certiport IC3

Title Duration Certifying Organization Cost (Kshs.)
School of Business & Entrepreneurship
Diploma in Marketing 4 Months ICM 35,000.00
Diploma in Marketing Management 8 Months ICM (Per Term) 35,000.00
School of Informatics & Computing Programs
Prepare for a career 20 Hrs SIBI (Proficiency) *Free
Microsoft Digital Literacy [Digital lifestyle, Security, Productivity Tools, Web and Email] 20 Hrs Microsoft *5,000.00
Mobile Applications I 20 Hrs SIBI *15,000.00
Web Authoring 20 Hrs SIBI 5,000.00
Web Programming 20 Hrs SIBI 5,000.00
Web Development 20 Hrs SIBI 5,000.00
Computer Programming I 20 Hrs SIBI 5,000.00
Mobile Applications II 20 Hrs SIBI 20,000.00
Certificate in Software Development 4 Months ICM *35,000.00
Diploma in Software Development 8 Months ICM (Per Term) 35,000.00
CISCO IT Essentials 70 Hrs CISCO *6,000.00
CISCO CCNA 70 Hrs x 4 Modules CISCO (Per Module) 9,500.00
CISCO CCNA Security 140 Hrs CISCO 20,000.00
Data Analytics 1(1/2) Months SIBI 45,000.00

* Special Introductory Fees
KCSE minimum D+ is required for external certificate and C- for Diploma courses. For internal certificates, only computer literacy and fluency in English is required The registration form is available on downloads section.
[See ICM website for registration and exam fees]

Program Registration Guide

The registration form used to register for current SIBI programs at Certificate and Diploma level requires the following:

  • Your passport size photo certified by school head, religious head, legal or government officer.
  • A registration fee of KSh. 500 (or US$20 for students from outside the East African Community and South Sudan) paid to the Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics account at the Kenya Commercial Bank, Menengai Crater Branch, account number 1173030646 [deposit in any KCB or KCB Mtaa Agent]
  • Copy of national identity card or passport.
  • Copies of academic certificates.
  • Proof of proficiency in English if from a non-English speaking country.
  • Names of parents or guardians and their contact information for students less than 18 years.
  • Name of person responsible for paying fees and their contact information.

Desired Programs & Prerequisites

Select one of the programs from the SIBI prospectus or website and indicate the selection in the registration form. Note that there may be prerequisites for each program. In general, the applicant should have completed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and be fluent in written and spoken English. For a certificate in Software Development, the applicant should be computer literate or else undertake one of our Digital Literacy programs. ICM and SIBI diplomas are offered in parts starting with Part I with each part being a prerequisite for the higher part.

Program Sources

SIBI programs are examined by the Institute for Commercial Management of the United Kingdom and by Microsoft. Other partners soon to come on board include: Oracle, Cisco and the Digital Enterprise Academy


Please see the list of important documents on this page under the various menus. Registration documents such as registration forms are found in the Registration section. Different examining bodies such as ICM, KASNEB and BCS have their own specific forms and fees in addition to the SIBI registration form.

Information about fees including fees schedules for each course and program can be obtained by sending an email inquiry to . You may benefit from seasonal discounts and or qualify for an occasional SIBI scholarship. We will have a few scholarships targetting needy students and girls. We also offer discounts for organised groups and can organise free demonstrations at our premises or, for those around Nakuru, at institutions such as schools and colleges.

Name Downloads
Registration Documents
1. Registration Form Download
2. Registration Guide Download
3. Individual Course Fees Download
4. Module Fees Download
5. Academic Regulations Download
6. Health Saftey & Security Download
Technology Services
7. Service Request Form Download

The Team

SIBI is built on a foundation of rigorous, quality education by individuals with decades of international experience in higher education

Professor Jason Githeko

Prof. Jason Githeko holds a PhD and Masters degree in HRD technology and entrepreneurship respectively from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA as well as B.Engr. (first class honours) in mechanical engineering from the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (formerly SVRCET) in Gujarat, India

Dr. John Kanyaru

Dr. John Kanyaru holds a PhD in Software Engineering (from Bournemouth University, UK) and a BSc in Computer Science at First Class Honours (from Egerton University, Kenya)

Dr. Dominic Mutiria

Dr. Mutiria holds a BSc degree in Statistical Mathematics and Computing from Kenyatta University, Kenya; a Msc (Information Systems) from University of Nairobi, Kenya; and a Doctor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Peoples Republic of China.

Dr. Elizaphan Muuro Maina

Dr. Elizaphan Muuro Maina holds a PhD in Computer Science; an Msc in Information Systems; Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from University of Nairobi, Kenya . He also has a Bachelor of Education Science from Kenyatta University, Kenya. Dr Maina has taught Computer Science for over ten years in Universities and Tertiary colleges

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or feedback, please use any of the contacts listed below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Location: Shawmut plaza, 4th Floor, Mosque Road, Nakuru

  • Address: P O Box 16641-20100 Nakuru, Kenya.
  • Phone: +254 717 115 402
  • Phone: +254 714 585 505
  • Fixed Line: +254 512 210 122
  • Phone: +44(0) 7935 335 065
  • Email: info@sibi.institute
  • Website: sibi.institute