TVET Examination Managers Told to Guide Students in Selecting Courses
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has called on Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) centre managers to ensure students have chosen the right courses and that they use the approved facilities during the examinations.
KNEC’s TVET examination managers who attended a workshop held at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology were directed to ensure that the institution’s facilities are used by students since using cyber cafes for computer classes was discouraged.
The Examiner does not encourage the registration of students in institutions where they were not admitted.
The workshop held in two days was organized by the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI) in collaboration with KNEC. It was opened by KNEC’s Chief Executive Officer David Njengere who told the managers to maintain professionalism in their work.
The institution managers were urged to ensure that they only register students into courses that are accredited as some have been phased out. Some of the managers had requested the Examination Council to do a review of the courses and ensure that they are marketable before advising their learners to choose them.
It has been revealed that students ignorantly apply for courses that have been phased out and managers were requested to be alert at all times to ensure that the course is on offer.
Industrial attachment is mandatory as it is part of the coursework. The examination body will develop a tool that will be used to manage the industrial attachment.
According to Ngong Technical and Vocational College Principal Teresia Mutuko, the workshop was essential because there are many new institutions that needed that kind of training to do their work professionally.
“We had challenges of students registering for the wrong courses and others receiving incomplete results but we have been informed on what to do when such errors happen…most of our challenges have been addressed,” she said.
The workshops were held countrywide and attended by the KNEC TVET examination managers.