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The Institute for Meteorological Training and Research, (IMTR), Nairobi


Throughout Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, Information Technology and Computer Literacy is generally inadequate. It is recognized that this shortcoming is  mainly due to non-availability or lack of practical training in the region. To address this problem, the Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR), initiated a Compute Application Course in order to improve the capacity of Kenyans and people in the East African region at large, to make practical use of information and communications technologies (ICT), so as to benefit from the opportunities emerging from the digital revolution.

 The Computer Application Course is both Regular and tailor made course. The Regular course consists of 5 compulsory modules namely: - Introduction to computers (10hrs), Operating System (Windows), MS Word (30hrs), MS excel (20hrs), and Communication-Internet & email (10hrs).

 Participants who require specific modules tailored to their needs have the option of choosing from a variety of modules as shown below under Course Modules.


The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants in computer applications.

 Target group

The course is intended for University graduates, Pre-University students, Corporate institution employees, Trainers, Individuals, and School Children and School Leavers. The course is offered both as part-time and full-time. Candidates for this course should have at least secondary education or its equivalent.


 There is a well-equipped computer laboratory at the Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) where the computer courses are conducted. Full board accommodation facilities at the institute’s hostel.


The course is tenable at the WMO Regional Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR), Nairobi. The institute is located approximately nine kilometers from Nairobi City centre at Dagorreti Corner, on Ngong Road. This is in a relatively quiet environment on the outskirts of Nairobi.

 Course Modules

The course combines formal lectures, tutorials, practicals and simulated on-the-Job training. The course comprises of:

1.      Introduction to computers

2.      Operating Systems. MS  Windows      

3.      Word Processing:.MS Word

4.      Spread sheets   MS Excel

5.      Data Management (DBMS): MS Access

6.      Presentation : MS PowerPoint.

7.      Programming. C++ and Visual BASIC 

8.      Desktop Publishing PageMaker 

9.      Communication (i).Email      (ii). Internet

10.  Website Design

11. Computer Networking (i).User training (ii). Administration


The minimum academic requirement is an Ordinary level Certificate or its equivalent. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as it is the language of instruction of the course.

  Application procedure

Download Application form by clicking on the link, fill and return it to:

The Principal   

Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR)

P.O. Box 30259 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi, KENYA

Tel: +254 (0)20 3867880-7

Cell: +254-(0)724 255153-4 or , +254-(0)736 655153-4

Fax: +254 (0)20 3877373/3867888/3876955

Email: imtr@meteo.go.ke

Website: http://www.meteo.go.ke/imtr     


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