MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TO HIRE 2,000 MORE TVET INSTRUCTORS
The government has reaffirmed its dedication to provide practical support to teachers in TVET programmes around the country.
The state has implemented dual TVET in cooperation with commercial industry and the governments of Germany and Finland. With the help of this programme, schools and businesses may work together to provide students the hands-on experience they need to compete in today’s job market.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Mochogu stressed the significance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) during a three-day national TVET conference in Nairobi.
He reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to working with other entities, including the commercial sector and the donor community, to bring about meaningful training programmes.
Improved working conditions and the recruitment of 2000 new trainers were announced as ways to boost morale at educational institutions. Significant changes in trainer compensation are on the horizon.
He promised that in the following days, “we are going to equip the institutions with an additional 2,000 trainers with better working terms necessary in boosting morale.”
In addition, the Ministry of Education has provided each TVET school with its own team of experts in the field. These people work to strengthen ties between educational institutions and businesses so that students can learn both theoretical and applied skills in their chosen disciplines.
The Deputy German Ambassador to Kenya, Alexander Fierley, recently made the observation that one million young Kenyans enter the workforce every year, and that the vast majority of them lack the practical experience necessary to adjust to the dynamic nature of the modern workplace.
Fierley emphasised the need of TVET and other forms of education in giving necessary skills to combat youth unemployment and secure economic growth.
He argued that a collaborative effort to design TVET is essential for developing a skilled and marketable labour force, stressing that doing so is not only an obligation but also in the best interests of businesses and the country.