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TVET institutions to absorb over 600,000 KCSE graduates

Principal Secretary for Technical and Vocational Training, Dr. Margaret Mwakima has opined that the over half a million high school graduates who scored a mean grades of C plain and below in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education {KCSE} are to be enrolled to various Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions in different counties in the country. Kenya has over 40 registered TVET institutions which include Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology and Technical Training Institutes.

In the recent times, there have been deliberate efforts aimed at boosting technical and vocational training among more than 80% of secondary school graduates who qualify for non-degree courses every year.

Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions have seen an upsurge and increase in number of admissions. The government of Kenya has announced the aim to increase and sustain TVET enrolment ratio of 20% by the year 2030. There has been recognition of the fact that transforming the TVET sector in Kenya will have a great impact on the economy, helping achieve Kenya’s Vision 2030, easing the unemployment burden.

TVET institutions are pivotal in equipping young Kenyans with skills to improve their employability or pursue solo careers.

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Institutes of Technology and Technical Training Institutes KCSE Kenya Margaret Mwakima Polytechnics

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