- She said the construction of TVETs in each constituency is in a bid to equip youth, who make up the majority of the population, with skills to spur economic growth.
- Muoria submitted a report on the progress of implementing the recommendations given by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
State Department for Technical Vocational Education and Training Principal Secretary Esther Muoria has said the ministry is working to ensure each constituency in the country gets its TVET institution.
She spoke on Tuesday when she appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee.
Muoria submitted a report on the progress of implementing the recommendations given by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
Muoria said so far, only 52 constituencies out of 290 don't have a TVET institution yet.
The PS said the construction of TVET institutions in each constituency is still ongoing.
"This financial year we were allowed to do 15 institutions. We are on the tail end of advertising those ones. In the next financial year we will do another 15 TVETs. Then in the next financial year we will do 20. We are remaining with 52 constituencies to construct. I want to assure you, the process is ongoing," the PS said.
She said the construction of TVETs in each constituency is in a bid to equip youth, who make up the majority of the population, with skills to spur economic growth.
Muoria said TVETs give skills which provide middle level manpower to the economy.
Further, she said the ministry will also work to establish a regional centre of the Kenya School of TVETs in each former province in a bid to equip youth with skills fit for the industry.
Kenya National Qualifications Authority acting Director General Dr Alice Kande reaffirmed that Kenyans who acquired skills withoput formal education will still get certified.
Kande said those who acquired skills informally get certified in at least three months.
"From our piloting phase we noted it would take as little as three months, or even more, depending on the preparedness of the candidate," Kande said.
Kande said it will take as little as 3 months or more depending on the experience of the candidate.
She said the period of certification will depend on how complete the candidate understands his area of skill.
On the Credits Accumulation and Transfer System, Kande said KNQA is still discussing the framework.
Though the discussions are still underway, Kande said there is a limit for what should be allowed for progression.
"There is a 49 per cent that is capped on what should be considered for progression to another level," she said.
Kande said KNQA is continuing to work with other institutions to prepare them on how to implement the CATS system.
She said there are institutions across the country that have been mandated to certify prior learning.