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Vocational Training Centres to receive infrastructural boost in Kisii

Kisii County Government has vowed to develop Vocational Training Centres (VTC) in Kisii by building extra workshops and hostels, following their success in national examinations nationally.

Speaking in Nyaore Vocational Training Centre, located at the outskirts of Kisii town, Kisii County Governor, James Ongwae, congratulated the Institution for topping in the country by posting 66 distinctions, 136 credits, and 5 passes in the last examinations held in August this year under the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).

“We decided that we were going to improve your ICT training here and we were able to put in place forty computers that have internet connectivity, to make it easier to teach students computer courses,” added Ongwae.

The Governor also directed the County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Education, Amos Nyamoko, to ensure that the institution gets sixty more computers and trained instructors.

He noted that the Institution is an accredited examination centre, where students from other vocational training centres go for examinations because of the institutional framework available.

The Governor assured the Centre that the Principal will be promoted together with the teachers who have been working hard to ensure the institution excels by topping in the country for four years consecutive in KNEC examinations.

Ongwae also said the Institution will be given some tenders by the County Government as a way of income generation that will boost development projects.

Nyaore Vocational Training Centre was given a tender to produce face masks by the Kisii County Government when Covid-19 struck the Country and it produced over 100,000 face masks that were distributed to residents.

By Augustine Mosioma

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