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Kisumu MCAs want the county government to deploy additional polytechnic and vocational training instructors as a way of improving learning in the institutions. A motion seeking the hiring of more tutors for the vocational training centres was moved by the assembly’s Early Childhood Development and Vocational Training committee chairperson, Judith Ogaga.
While debating the motion, the MCAs expressed concern that most vocational training centres and village polytechnics were overstretched in terms of staffing hence the need to recruit more instructors to support active learning.
Ogaga said the vocational training facilities had remained understaffed under the previous county government, a situation she said calls for urgent solution from the current administration. She said 17 vocational training centres in Kisumu County are registered but have a shortage of competent instructors.
Ogaga urged the county government to come up with policy framework on how to recruit and post additional instructors to the institutions, a move she noted could strengthen the quality of training.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Education, Amina Mohammed, has ordered the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to start the process of placing over 500,000 youth who sat their KCSE last year in public TVET institutions across the country. The students are still at home after failing to meet the minimum requirements for university admission.
“This will ensure that the youth are provided with the necessary skills and competences required for gainful employment and in line with the Government “Big four” development agenda,” the CS said. in a statement.