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Gov’t to introduce uniforms for TVET students

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Principal Secretary (PS) Dr Esther Muoria  has disclosed that the government is in the process of coming up with a national uniform for all TVET institutions in the country.

Speaking at Baringo Technical College during official commissioning of a tuition and a hospitality restaurant blocks, Dr Muoria said that the plan is part of the department’s efforts to improve standards of education.

She noted that the standardized uniform which they are yet to agree on the colours and design shall be worn on specific days of the week.

“We shall decide on the colours so that we can work as one because the graduates that are coming out of these institutions are one,” the TVET PS said.

Dr Muoria also said that plans are at an advanced stage to elevate Baringo technical college to a National polytechnic in order to attract more students adding that it is the department’s commitment to establish a national polytechnic in every county.

Baringo governor Benjamin Cheboi who attended the event urged the institution’s management to incorporate digital technology in all the courses offered since it is the current global best practice of enhancing effective and efficient delivery of work.

Governor Cheboi said that his administration will partner with all stakeholders in the creation of incubation Centres that will go a long way in promoting the work of students and graduates.

The county boss, accompanied by area county commissioner Abdirisack Jaldesa pointed out that the rate of unemployment especially in the county was very high but the county administration was working on modalities to link youth to jobs abroad.

He said that most of the marketable jobs require technical skills and knowledge and thus there is a need for the sector to be supported so that they can produce very competitive people.

The institution Chief Principal Josphat Kipkemboi stated the new tuition block that will be housing 12 training units ,one big office and four small ones was timely since it will provide a conducive and sufficient space for the over 3,000 learners.

Kipkemboi added that the food and beverages restaurant which has a kitchen and two restaurants will boost the hospitality department through workshops and practical training of courses.

By Benson Kelio and Joshua Kibet

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