Government to Build TVETs in Every Constituency
The Principal Secretary in the State Department for Vocational and Technical Training Dr Margaret Mwakima has revealed that the government is committed to building a Technical and Vocational Training Centre (TVET) in every constituency countrywide.
According to the PS, there are only 46 constituencies at the moment that do not have TVET institutions.
“The government is keen to ensure that students who do not qualify for university admission join TVETs and acquire tertiary education,” said Dr Mwakima.
Dr Mwakima revealed that students in TVETs at the moment get access to Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) loans. In previous times, HELB loans only used to be availed to university students.
Dr Mwakima revealed that the national government has set up 120 TVETs around the country to cover the high number of students who choose to continue their education in TVET institutions.
It has been revealed by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) that some students who qualify for university education choose to continue with their education in TVET centres.
According to KUCCPS data on the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), 15,547 candidates who qualified to join university courses did not apply for university education.
According to the KUCCPS CEO, Dr Mercy Wahome revealed the students opted for diploma and certificate courses in TVET centres across the country.