As the government centers its interest on vocational training especially at the grass root level, several institutions across the country will be benefiting from an increased allocation to boost infrastructure.
In his address to education stakeholders during the 5th graduation ceremony at Sangálo technical training institute in Bungoma County, Technical education and vocational training director Dr. Meshack Opwora says the increment will be from Kshs 2.5 billion to Kshs 5 billion.
He disclosed that as a government they are focused on improving the skills among the youth in the country saying they will be highly dependable to execute their skills in the job market.
Dr. Opwora added that the HELB loan from the government will also be increased to ensure several students with some from humble backgrounds have access to education.
The institute’s Principal Roseline Muleshe said as an institution that has been in existence for a period of time and channeling many to the job market they are now ripe to be upgraded to a national institution.
She applauded the Ministry’s efforts to increase the capitation to the institutes across the country saying it will go a long way to improve on the output of the institutions. More than five hundred graduates were conferred with certificates and diplomas and challenged to be innovative and not wait to be employed as it has always been a norm in the country.