Government to Release Ksh2B to TVET College in Thika
Government to Release Ksh2B to TVET College in Thika. At Kilimambogo village in Thika East, Kiambu County, the government plans to build a Ksh2 billion Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) institute.
This occurs at a time when the State is stepping up its support for vocational training facilities in an effort to recast the industry as an important contributor to economic growth.
The postsecondary institution will be fully sponsored by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), according to Thika town Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Ng’ang’a, and building will start soon.
The government will erect the institution on a portion of the 100 acres of uncultivated land that the multinational fruit juice manufacturer Del Monte Kenya Limited donated for the establishment of a college.
The congressman stated that with such a facility in Thika East, young people will be able to learn essential artisan skills that will enable them to get employment right away in a variety of industries, including electronics, plumbing, and electrical.
On Wednesday, Ng’ang’a spoke as she handed out bursary checks totaling Ksh 40 million to recipients in the Gatuanyaga and Ngoliba wards.
“The NSSF is now on board and prepared to provide Ksh2 billion to the project. When the land becomes available, it will start right away, and I have already sent the local deputy county commissioner to speak with Del Monte management, she said.
The MP stated that the initiative will spur additional development in the area and significantly raise the value of the property there.
Locals who complained that their youngsters had been traveling far for training praised plans to build the project in the neighborhood.
Others, according to the poor parents, have stayed at home without any skills since they were unable to raise enough money to keep them in school and pay for their housing.
The parents, led by Rachael Wanjiku and Agnes Mutisya, observed that the college will elevate Kilimambogo since it will draw students from all across the nation.
“I personally did not attend college, but I think it will allow even people who were not fortunate to continue their education. My daughters worked as housemaids since I couldn’t afford to send them to college, but now that there is a facility like this nearby, they can simply enroll in a program that will help them reach new heights,” Mutisya remarked.
The parents encouraged Del Monte to work with them while applauding the bursaries provided to their children to continue their studies at a time when the majority of them are struggling financially due to increasing living costs.
In the meantime, MP Ng’ang’a persisted in calling for equitable funding of education across the nation.
The congressman stated that in order to be fair, bursary funds must be distributed equally to all students, lamenting the fact that although some students have been receiving full scholarships, others who come from low-income families receive nothing at all.
The MP expressed her sorrow, saying, “It is sad that some students in North Eastern are receiving full scholarships and even extras like boxes while others elsewhere miss the fund.”