The Internet Resource Center (IRC) is established by the department of Information Technology. Its primary goal is to serve the computing needs of both the students and staff within the institute. However, access to the IRC’s facility is open to everyone in the institute. The IRC commits to the institute core value of excellence. It has frequently hosted various classes and programs, training sessions, etc. For instance, Workshops on e-learning and website updates have been held here for members of staff and the FaB team.
The IRC currently provides five computer labs located in CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4 and CR5. The Labs are often used by lecturers who teach courses requiring hands-on skills with computers and/or access to the Internet. CR1 is usually maintained as a public computing area where students can stop by and use a computer at any time. More specific hours of operation in each lab are posted at the beginning of every term. The enhancement of the labs’ hardware and software is performed according to the schedule of office of information Technology and upon request by staff and students
The technician is carefully selected among a number of prospective applicants. Extensive knowledge of computer and experience in various software applications are preferred but not required. To be a successful technician, student workers need to be reliable, trustworthy, and willing to learn. Work experience in the IRC is known to have a positive effect on students’ resumes. Several former student technicians are now making attractive salaries or advancing themselves in degrees in Kenyan public universities.