TVET Colleges in Kenya Directed to Set Their Own Examinations
TVET Colleges in Kenya Directed to Set Their Own Examinations. In order to align them with the changes occurring globally, it is vital to review the rules regulating technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions.
Technical institution students must have connections to industry, according to Dr. Lawrence Guantai, CEO of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Certification Council (TVET CDACC).
Guantai also advocated that rather than the Kenya National Examination Council, TVET colleges should be allowed to conduct exams.
He underlined the requirement that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions abandon traditional approaches to student training in favor of cutting-edge ones.
He recommended that students spend more time on on-the-job training.
“There is a need for work-integrated policy and strategy, and for students to spend more time in the industries, so that they have marketable skills,” he said.
In order to stay up with the labor market, technical institutions’ executives were also entrusted with updating their infrastructure.
To teach pupils about cutting-edge disciplines like artificial intelligence (AI), the technical school must engage technicians and technologists.
Guantai ordered teachers to start implementing the curriculum fully the following month. The unification of training requirements will also guarantee that students are given skills that are transferable across borders.
In order to better understand the rapidly changing jobs, technology, and climate, over 300 heads of TVET institutions are meeting in Mombasa to talk about leadership development and change adaptability.
The Ministry of Education reported on Monday that there are now 320,000 students enrolled in TVET institutes, up from 92,000 in 2018.
The goal of the TVET reforms, according to Ezekiel Machogu, cabinet secretary for education, is to link training with the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda so that young people can get the skills required for “green employment” and stop climate change.