- To provide Technical Training for self-reliance to graduates of Secondary and Primary Schools to enable them enter the world of work either as self- employed or salaried workers.
- To provide skill-upgrading courses to people already in employment whether salaried or self - employed.
- To provide continuing education and further training through part-time or distance learning modules or any other appropriate mode.
- To provide an entrepreneurial culture within RIAT and the immediate community and to inculcate this in RIAT students through entrepreneurship education and activities.
- To engage in applied research to promote innovation and appropriate technology.
- To establish and run income-generating enterprises for the purpose of generating funds to support training and also to provide facilities for internal practical attachment.
Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT) is a public tertiary institution for training middle-level manpower in the fields of technology and business.The institute is managed by a Board of Governors appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.The primary objective of the institute is to equip trainees with occupational skills that would make them self-reliant and able to compete effectively in the job market. A lot of emphasis is laid on the acquisition of practical skills, sound work attitudes and entrepreneurial skills. To achieve this, an integrated approach is used where related subjects are taught together with the main courses.RIAT is endowed with highly qualified staff that have made it possible for trainees to acquire relevant skills and knowledge.The current student population stands at 750 with a teaching staff of 102 and 40 support staff.
- A high standard of discipline and a deeply-rooted academic culture has strongly emerged at RIAT and those who join the institute find it academically rewarding.
- The institute intends to identify and concentrate on demand-driven training programmes and endeavour to make its courses more efficient and relevant to the needs of the country.
- In line with VISION 2030, the institute now lays a lot of emphasis on science and Technology-based programmes.
- In recent years, the institute has encouraged female students to pursue engineering courses which in the past had been perceived as a male domain.
A special bursary scheme offered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology for female students pursuing engineering or technology-based programmes has also been responsible for the increased number of femalestudents undertaking engineering disciplines.