Youth Empowerment Key in Transforming Africa

Youth Empowerment Key in Transforming Africa

In line with its theme of “Building Partnerships for the Promotion of TVET for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Youth   Employment in Africa,”   the   2019 CAPA international conference is loaded with activities. The  conference, which  is  taking place in  Kigali  Rwanda is  aimed   at  publicising the   importance  of  Vocational  Education and  Training (TVET)  training, across the continent. According to the  Kenya  Association  of Technical Training  Institutions  (KATTI), National Chairperson and  Chief  Principal, Nairobi Technical Training Institute  Mrs. Glory Mutungi, there is need  to recognize TVET graduates in  every  country on  the continent. “As…
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TVET on the move

TVET on the move

By Benjamin Sogomo. Delivery of education is done through institutions such as schools, colleges, institutes and universities and managed through the system — the ministry and departments. It is difficult to identify and celebrate individual achievers running the system due to its bureaucratic nature, but easier to do so within the institutions. I will draw three examples of top achievers from the technical training institutes (TTIs). The first is Dr Edwin Tarno, the principal of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute. In his 10 years in charge, enrolment shot up by 583…
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Ruto: Technical colleges to reduce fees by up to 50pc

Ruto: Technical colleges to reduce fees by up to 50pc

Technical colleges in Kenya will review their fees structure downwards by between 30 to 50 per cent in an ambitious move that seeks to increase student population. Deputy President William Ruto has said the new fees structure will be out in the next two months to make technical education accessible to all Kenyans. He further revealed that the schemes of service for lecturers in technical colleges would be changed from July in a bid to boost their morale. “For a long time, the lecturers were grouped together with teachers in primary…
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