Take children to vocational centres, parents told

Embu Deputy Governor David Kariuki says students will get loans of up to Sh40,000

In Summary

•Deputy Governor was speaking at Embu town on Thursday, September 9.

•He said that the county government is partnering with the national government in ensuring those who enroll in vocational training are facilitated through loans.

David Kariuki, Deputy Governor of Embu County, addressing residents at a past event.
David Kariuki, Deputy Governor of Embu County, addressing residents at a past event.
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Embu Deputy Governor David Kariuki has called on parents to advise their children who didn’t join colleges to enroll in vocational training to help create job opportunities.

Kariuki said that the government has set aside a huge sum of money to facilitate the sector.

The Deputy Governor was speaking at Embu town on Thursday, September 9.

He said that the county government is partnering with the national government in ensuring those who enroll in vocational training are facilitated through loans.

Kariuki also called upon the youths to take advantage of the government facilitation in their vocational studies.

A single student is facilitated with Sh30,000 by the national government upon joining and awarded HELB loan worth Sh40,000.

He said that vocational training centers are the way to go in order to solve the problem of the unemployment in the country.

“Most people have trained for formal sector and there are no many opportunities thus leaving most of them jobless. The companies, offices and other formal sectors don’t have job opportunities many expected,” he said.

In the past weeks, CS Education George Magoha said that vocational training is not inferior as some would anticipate and assured that it is among the best route to curb with high number of unemployment among the youths.

This comes a day after Magoha announced a 98 per cent form one transition with Embu county missing on the list of the counties among those have hit a 100 per cent mark.