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FIT Students Trained in DB2 Database Platform

With the objective of producing students with more market-ready skills, Strathmore’s Faculty of Information Technology in collaboration with IBM France, organized a special training in which students were trained on how to use IBM’s DB2 Database platform.


Increasing use of DB2 is seen to give an advantage to students who hope to have careers in  database administration, database design and database programming in an increasingly competitive and dynamic IT environment. DB2 is a cutting-edge database management system used by several Fortune 500 companies in developed economies and is increasingly being adopted by Kenyans companies.

Thirty FIT students were trained on IBM’s DB2 Database platform on 27th- 29th August 2013. This was conducted in Menengai Lab and taught by Nitesh Thakrar of IBM France with logistics support from Mr. Conrad Ojiambo, Database Systems lecturer at FIT and Gloria Powell of IBM.


As part of this training, a certification exam was taken  on 30th August and 63% of the students passed the exam. The highest scorers were Tiberius Tabulu and Kevin Marete who tied at 87% followed by Bwire Albert with 80%.


Testimonials on the training by participants:


Ndirangu Waweru;

“The DB2 training was very illuminating. It has opened up my mind on various development techniques I can use in development of my applications, and I am striving to apply what I learnt.

I hope the university brings about more such opportunities.”


Alaka Achieng;

“The training was very educative, and specific in offering basic skills not just in DB2 but in database administration as a whole.”


Davdra Sheetal;

“One of the best learning experiences in my academic life – The tutor facilitated a better understanding of a leading DBMS; it was an intense but very valuable and knowledgeable training. Great thanks all who helped make this possible.”


The Faculty of Information Technology continues to increase its partnerships with various companies to provide cutting edge training to students in technologies that are in demand in the market place.

We take this opportunity to congratulate all students for attending the training and achieving a high pass mark, special thanks to Christopher Momanyi, Faculty manager FIT for his support.