My time studies at Makini has been good so far. Most of my friends do not understand how an online platform can successfully operate. However, with my grades it proves that it is working perfectly! As for the tutors, they are highly skilled on the topics and CIM expectation from students while sitting for exams.
‘’The CIPR programme gave me real insights into the world of Public Relations for business. I especially enjoyed the pragmatic approach to course content delivery as well as the numerous real life case studies that we were exposed to throughout the classes.
Having a very flexible timetable was just what I needed as my work schedule can get crazy at times. Having classes just every other Saturday worked well for me.
The mode of examining students understanding of concepts is not what you will find in your everyday Kenyan institution; as opposed to testing your ability to cram and memorize theories, CIPR actually tests your understanding and ability to apply those theories in everyday practice of Public Relations.
An ever-responsive and dedicated staff of the study center Makini College, made the experience that much more worthwhile.
Was it worth my time and money? Every minute and every penny of it!’’
I have taught CIM from the year 2007 at Makini college. Physical classes only had challenges of time management. Because of the traffic jams in Nairobi, we had students arriving late from work/ home and would end up missing the first session.
Recently, Makini has introduced a combination of online and physical classes (once in a month) and these has been beneficial to the students and the lecturers. Students log in on time from wherever they are which means they get to benefit from the entire session. It is very convenient. Another advantage is long distance learning. I have had the privilege of teaching while living in Tanzania, I have also had students from as far as Rwanda and Nakuru.
Having students from different parts of Kenya and Outside the country enriches the discussions we hold in class. we get to discuss the different marketing strategies applied in the different countries.Fun while learning.
The once a month physical class helps me as a lecturer to summarize the modules in class and answer any questions or do clarifications on areas that were not clear.
This is one of the best method of teaching and i am glad Makini has embraced online classes.
For the nine months have been at Makini College I would say they’re the best of my school life. The Lecturers are great, helpful and flexible too, before I enrolled for my CIPR course I had really searched for a good course to do and I was lucky to get one CIPR. The timings for classes are just splendid and stress free.
Almost all of the students were working and having that they really don’t rely on your previous results but exposure is a plus.
Am working as a general manager for a Bar and Bistro in Karen and am the one who handles our social media and am I not glad to have done this course.
I never liked reading or writing but now am a sucker for books and articles. Would recommend this course to any person who has a passion for writing it’s an eye opener!
A CIPR certification was ultimate choice to ensure professional distinction for my personal career in Strategic Public Relations. It was simply a validation of my long experience as a CSR and Sustainability professional in Kenya helping to propel my practice to an astute recognized professional.
CIPR requires both practical public relations experience and text book knowledge to enable proper understanding of core Public Relations concepts, new age thinking and a better understanding of current world issues and the role that public relations plays in shaping the public and private sector corporations as well as non profits.
I have acquired the confidence required to develop strategic communication and manage the complex strategic role of Public Relations needed in my current position to create, implement and manage high impact CSR, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship programs.
I studied my CIPR at Makini College. The course was structured in a flexible manner that enabled me attend classes as required. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous. I do not regret my choice of institution for my CIPR qualification.
I am writing this letter as a personal reference for Makini College. I know the said institution because of having done my C.I.M Qualification there, and therefore I feel I have good knowledge of Makini College as a learning institution.
I have known about Makini College for over 6 years, and have found them to be amongst other things possessing highly skilled lecturers, and providing value added services in addition to the normal teaching in classrooms, such as the hosting of periodic talks by industry professionals, having highly helpful and flexible staff members who were a source of guidance and emotional support.
Makini College is one of the few accredited colleges offering the highly recognized C.I.M qualification in Kenya, and have also hosted various trainings for both corporates and individuals, and continue to do so, which end up contributing to not only the growth of an individual person but that of organizations too.
I recommend Makini College as a learning and training institution because of amongst others, the reasons mentioned above.