Deputy President William Ruto has emphasized the government’s commitment to continue funding programs in the Technical and Vocational Education Training institutes to enable youths acquire skills for the job market. Invited as a chief guest at Matili Technical Training Institute graduation ceremony in Kimilili constituency, Deputy President William Ruto quashed the notion that technical colleges are meant for those who’ve failed in society, saying the government has pumped in millions of shillings to improve the infrastructure as well as hiring personnel in the institutions.
However, he urged the students to focus more on acquiring the necessary skills rather than passing examinations only. He disclosed that it has become affordable for students to join technical institutes across the country noting that the job market is beckoning for them. Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa said he has been on the forefront to recruit students in the Institute saying they have to be independent in future.
On the flip side he castigated the BBI meetings taking place in different parts of the country saying they have not focused on the needs of local mwananchi. He said the organizers have to relook the way they reach out to the local mwananchi. Kabuchai MP Lusweti Mukwe said he has a right to attend an event presided over by the Deputy President, adding that he is the second in command and must be respected. Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga called upon the graduants to be creative and utilize their skills well.