Over 600 students in Matungu sub county in Mumias are set to join Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in Sangalo, Shiamberere and Kaimosi polytechnics. The flagging of the students which took place yesterday at PEFA Church in Matungu was graced by Western Region KANU Co ordinator major (rtd) Suleiman Sumba. Speaking to the media Sumba said that his focus is on education urging the students to work hard and smart so as to be successful in future. "My aim is to have young men and women working in our local industries here in Kakamega County and for that to happen we need technical training," he said.The outspoken leader promised to bring together other Western politicians to financially boost education system in the county. Sumba further hailed the use of the Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) system in education institutions stating that it has brought accountability, promoted feedback and cut absenteeism in schools.The system which was introduced in 2016 by the Teachers Service Commission requires institution heads to provide oversight roles in teachers performance appraisal, identify training needs and take corrective measures in cases of unsatisfactory perfomance. It further monitors appraisal reports in promotion, deployment and other rewards of teachers as prescribed from time to time. Sumba also promised to fight for the re opening of tea factory in Shinyalu constituency and Mumias Sugar as the industries are a great source of revenue and employment in Kakamega County.
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