Recent TVET Enrollment Skyrockets from 92,000 to 320,000 Students
Recent TVET Enrollment Skyrockets from 92,000 to 320,000 Students. The number of students enrolled in Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes has increased as a result of government reforms, going from 92,000 in 2018 to 320,000 in 2023.
According to Ezekiel Machogu, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, the goal of the TVET reforms is to link training with the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) in order to give young people the skills they need to fight climate change and find “green employment.”
Prof. Machogu made this declaration during a speech that TVETs Principal Secretary Esther Muoria read on his behalf during the TVET principals’ capacity building workshop that took place on Monday at the Pride Inn hotel in Mombasa.
Given the release of the report by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER), Machogu commented that the capacity development session had come at a good time.
The CS asked principals to critically evaluate the report’s conclusions and come up with practical plans for ensuring that pupils develop their abilities and are innovative.
According to Machogu, the workshop represented the continuation of a crucial historical path in the field of capacity building. He stated that the successful and effective implementation of competency-based education and training (CBET) will be the end outcome of this trip.
Machogu claims that the training provided by the institutions will contribute to the building of a strong and excellent TVET system that will support social development.
He declared that it was anticipated that the workshop, with its focus on “Leadership Development and Adaptation to Change in TVET,” would contribute to improving knowledge and comprehension of rapidly evolving professions, technologies, climate change, and the shift to a more environmentally friendly economy.
Since the presidential education report addressed their concerns, he said, TVETs will now help with reskilling, upskilling, and lifelong learning to improve young people’s lives.
In order to encourage young people to have a positive view on life, Dr. Muoria declared that the Ministry of Education would introduce a mind-change curriculum in schools and training facilities. She claimed that through implementing the curriculum, young people will learn to persevere in the face of setbacks.
After the Kenya Universities and institutions Central Placement Service had enrolled the new students in their institutions, the PS gave the principals instructions to explain to the new students how to apply for loans from the Higher Education Loans Board.
She advised the administrators to familiarise themselves with the changes that the president’s staff had suggested. Participants stated that the majority of accepted students had trouble with the new finance structure.