Launched in September 2021, the Burji Language Course at BTI College has three subjects:

  1. Burji Grammar & Vocabulary.
  2. Listening & Speaking
  3. Burji History.

This trimester, we have opened the History class to non-students as part of our intellectual CSR.

We are about to start a discussion and criticism of Shibru Galla’s 2019 history book titled Burji Ancestors: History, Origin….

Join Dr. Tego Wolasa online every Tuesday from 8.45 pm for the Burji history class as he discusses the over 180 pages book page by page, chapter by chapter, until its conclusion.

We will also invite Ato Shibru, the author, for a few classes so that we can all benefit from his vast knowledge and experience.

Required for the class

  1. Reliable internet.
  2. Download the google meet app – we use google meet.
  3. Pen and paper for taking down notes.
  4. Purchase the book if you can access it.
  5. Save this meeting joining link since we will use it for every class:

Read Preview of the book here


Buruuj Training is a Pan-African eLearning Institute for Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Islamic Finance, Islamic Studies and Language courses.

BTI has both physical and online presence. We are looking for Sales and Marketing interns to sell our brand and courses.

Internship opportunities are available to candidates throughout Africa. However, we give priority to present and past BTI students as part of our Student support.

Interested and eligible candidates can submit their application and CV through


  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or diploma programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Be proficient in at least one of the key official languages in Africa: English, Swahili, Arabic, Oromo, or French.
  • Have excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by recent university/education records.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have access to a smart phone and reliable internet.
  • Have passion for Sales and Marketing

BTI Internship Supervisor will be having occasional one on one interaction with our interns. The assignments and the interaction will help them gain experience and on-the-job training in a flexible manner without commuting.

Successful applicant will be eligible for monthly stipend. In addition, BTI reimburses all the costs incurred while undertaking sales and marketing assignments given by the Institute.


Buruuj is a Pan African eLearning Institute for Business, Information Technology, Islamic Finance, Islamic Studies and Language courses.

We are based at Ongata Rongai along Helena Road, Off Magadi road. We have a huge presence and interests online.

BTI is a startup Institute which is registered with the TVET Authority under the Ministry of Education.

We are looking for a candidate with the below-listed qualifications.

  • Have worked with an Institute/College for at least three years.
  • Tutoring experience in the field of IT or Business related Fields.
  • In Possession of at least a Degree in Either IT or Business-related Field.
  • Be in a procession of pedagogy.
  • Be excellent in Sales and Marketing.
  • Excellent in Computer literacy.
  • Possession of a TVET tutor number will be an added advantage.

The person will be responsible for some of the under listed:

  • Deputizing the Principal in running the Institute.
  • Responsible for Managing the BTI physical campus based at Ongata Rongai.
  • Tutor students at the Ongata Rongai Campus as well as online.
  • Coordinate Sales and Marketing activities.
  • Manage production of BTI learning materials and handouts.
  • Manage Online BTI Tutors.
  • Manager Employees at BTI Ongata Rongai Campus.
  • Manage BTI Staff and Student Portal.
  • Manage BTI eLearning Portal and eLibrary.

If you have any of the qualifications mentioned above, we are looking for you. Send your application together with a detailed CV to on or before 20th June 2022.



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BTI is now fully registered with the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Kenya.

The registration certificate number TVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/008/2022 was issued by The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).

TVETA is mandated to license, register, accredit, regulate and coordinate programs, institutions, and trainers, mainly at Artisan, certificate, and diploma levels.

Buruuj Training Institute is a pan African eLearning Institute for Business, Information Technology, Languages, Islamic Finance, and Islamic studies.

Buruuj first started offering training sixteen years ago when its predecessor TJ computer College opened its doors in Sotik Town of Bomet county in 2006.

TJ was later relocated to Nairobi and renamed Tijara Consultancy. Tijara went into full-time consultancy and capacity building aimed at corporate institutions.

Buruuj was borne out of Tijara Consultancy to cater to the ever-advancing tech-savvy Kenyans’ enormous demand for e-learning courses.

Buruuj has already made its mark by training hundreds of students in Arabic, Burji, Amharic, and Swahili Languages.

In addition, BTI has handled dozens of students studying the Qur’an and Islamic Studies.

With the Government registration in hand, BTI can now start offering accredited academic and professional courses upon identifying qualified tutors.

The Institute will offer a course that is examined by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Exam Board (KASNEB), TVET Curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council (CDACC), and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

Below is a full bouquet of courses offered by Buruuj Training institute, both physically and online.



By Khadija bint Hassan

In February 2022, the African Union’s Heads of State approved Swahili as an official working language for the bloc.

With its origin in East Africa, Swahili is spoken by over a 100million speakers spread over 14 countries.

According to the UN, the language is spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRS, South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Comoros, and as far as Oman and Yemen in the Middle East

In addition, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated July 7 as World Kiswahili Language Day.

In addition, Swahili is now a teaching language in several African countries. Among the institutions undertaking Swahili Language training is Buruuj Training Institute.

The Swahili Language course at BTI is streamlined to follow the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages

The Pan African eLearning Institute for Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Islamic Finance, Qur’an, Islamic Studies, Languages, and corporate courses already has several running courses.

Other language courses offered at the institute include Arabic, Burji, English, and French.

Found in 2006, the institute started as a computer college and later focused on corporate training. In 2020, BTI introduced academic, professional, and language courses.

Its main office and physical campus are located in the Nairobi Metropolis town of Ongata Rongai.

Section of BTI Swahili language syllabus


By Khadija Hassan

Buruuj Training Institute has launched an online Amharic Language course.

The Institute’s board chairman, Mr. Wolasa, told the students that the online course had been designed to have six levels.

Each level is designed to take a period of six months. For ease of learning, the six months are divided into two trimesters, each three months long.

BTI already offers Arabic and Burji languages. Amharic will be taught three days a week like the first two languages.

The Institute also offers online Qur’an studies and academic writing courses.

The Institute expects to launch Swahili, English, French Language, and CPA within the first quarter of 2022.

Other courses which have been lined up include Islamic Banking, Islamic Studies,

The launch was attended by dozens of new and continuing students and staff members.

The Institute’s head office and physical campus are located in the Nairobi metropolis town of Ongata Rongai.

The physical campus houses KNEC Diploma and Certificate courses.

Among them are IT, Business Management, Banking and finance, Cooperative Management, Human Resource Management, Social Science, and Sales and Marketing.

Also on offer are Islamic Baking (TVET), Computerized Secretarial, Computerized accounting, typing and formatting, Graphic Design, and Web design.

The Institute also offers customized corporate short courses.


Amharic is the 2000 years old official and working language of Ethiopia. It is the second most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.

Like other Semitic languages of Ethiopia, Amharic uses a script that originated from the Ge’ez alphabet.

It has 33 basic characters, and unlike the North Semitic languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, or Syrian, the language is written from left to right.

Amharic came to be lingua franca or widely spoken in Ethiopia from the 9th century and became the instrument of the state language since the 14th century.

Ethiopia’s population is today estimated to be 119million.


By Ummul Kheyr

The pan African e-learning institute has launched its first physical classes at the Ongata Rongai Campus.

Supported by a battery of highly experienced tutors, the Institute intends to produce students who are best suited for current global technological trends.

IT courses are not new to Buruuj Training Institute (BTI), its history dates to July 2006 when its predecessor, TJ Computer College commenced IT Training in Sotik Town, Kenya.

In 2008, TJ computer college relocated to Nairobi and continued offering on-demand IT courses mainly to institutions.

In 2015, the Institute started offering Strategic Management and Islamic Finance Training with a bias towards short-term courses targeting Saccos and other corporate entities.

The growing demand for individualized training gave rise to the Buruuj Training Institute (BTI).

BTI offers Information Technology, Business, Management, Accounting, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Banking, Sacco Management, Islamic Finance, Qur’an and Islamic Studies courses.

We aim to reach a global audience mainly through Open, Distance, and eLearning (ODeL). Our Main campus hosts physical classes for courses such as IT and computer studies.

Our online students learn through our interactive online platform/app, which has an Android version for ease of access.

In addition, we have a robust e-Library resource for the students.


By Dr. Maulid Makokha

BTI, the Pan African eLearning Institute for Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Islamic Finance, and Language courses, has launched one more program from the bouquet of courses it plans to offer.

On 1st November, the Institute commenced the Islamic Studies program for the first batch of twenty students.

The launch is in addition to Arabic Language and Burji Language courses which are currently ongoing.

Before the close of the year, the Institute plans to launch an Information Technology (IT) program.

The program will be taught physically at the Main campus located in the Nairobi Metropolis town of Ongata Rongai.

The Islamic Studies Program takes two approaches.


The first approach is an online Quran-only program. The Qur’an program covers both kids and adults.

The study of the Qur’an is individualized, with each learner getting their tutor. Female tutors are available for ladies.

In this area, the learner studies Quran memorization, recitation, basic Tafseer, and basic Tajweed.

To take care of those who are not sure, the Institute offers three trial lessons after which the learners can decide.

The monthly fee for this area is Ksh. 1500 or USD 15.


The second approach is a full bouquet of the online Islamic Studies Program.

This program is designed to help our learners get Islamic Studies knowledge.

The Qur’an studies students will be gradually introduced to the full Islamic studies program.

Students are taught Sira (Islamic History), Aqeeda, Fiqh, Basic Arabic, Usul Fiqh, and Hadith at each level.

The complete Islamic Studies Program has eight levels. Each level takes two trimesters.

The standard fee for Islamic Studies is kes. 12,000 or USD 120 per trimester.


Those interested can apply via the application link: More information is available on the Institute’s website. 

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By Khadija Hassan

The Nairobi Based Buruuj Training Institute has launched an online Arabic Language class.

The online classes are conducted through a customized, robust android based mobile phone application.

The classes are flexible and friendly.  The days and class times are agreed upon between tutors and the students.

The course has been designed to take six levels: absolute beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced, and proficiency.

Each level takes between three to six months based on the intensity training will take six months.

At each level, students learn subjects such as reading, writing, speaking, and Arabic grammar.

The language is taught by the best tutors who hold Arabic language training from renowned global institutions such as the Islamic University of Madina.

After completing the first level, students are expected to understand basic grammar and converse in the language.

In addition to the customized android app, Buruuj Training Institute has an e-library with rich reference materials about the Burji.

Those interested in joining the Institute can do so through


By Khadija Hassan

BTI has officially started teaching the endangered Burji language online.

Speaking during the launch, Dr. Abdibisher, A senior tutor at the Institute, challenged the learners to treat themselves as collaborators in the growth and development of the language.

“Unlike ordinary Burji language speakers, you will be learning the institutionalized and academic aspects of the language,” he said.

He told the students that they would learn the language’s academic aspects, such as grammar rules.

He, for instance, told the learners that the Burji language has some uniqueness. He gave an example of some female nouns which are expressed using masculine pronouns.

He reminded them that they should be ready to work with other experts to help develop the language.

“Burji Language has been static for years now. Other languages have continued to add new words and vocabularies for emerging terms”. He added

Mr. Tego Wolasa, the board chairman at Buruuj Training Institute, told the students that they should speak, read, and write upon graduation.

He challenged them to think about taking up the challenge of documenting, developing, and teaching the language to others.

Engineer Lolo Chande, the pioneer Burji Language student at BTI, expressed his excitement and commitment to learning the language.

‘I will stay on course even if it would take him five years to learn the language,’ He added.

The online classes are conducted through a customized, robust android based mobile phone application.

The online class will be conducted every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 pm. However, class days and times are subject to changes based on an agreement between students and tutors.

The course has been designed to take six levels: absolute beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced, and proficiency.

Each level takes between three to six months depending on intensity of the training.

At each level, students learn three subjects: General issues about the Burji, Burji language Vocabularies, and Burji language Grammar.

After completing the first level, students are expected to understand basic grammar and converse in the language.

In addition to the customized android app, Buruuj Training Institute has an e-library with rich reference materials about the Burji.

Those interested in joining the Institute can do so through


The history of the Buruuj Training Institute (BTI) dates back to July 2006, when its predecessor, the TJ Computer College, commenced training in Sotik Town, Bomet County. In 2008, TJ computer college relocated to Nairobi.


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