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Youths urged to acquire skills at vocational training centres

The County Government of Bungoma is committed to improving and sustaining quality services in all its Vocational Training Centres Deputy Governor Prof Charles Ngome has said.

He said this is achievable through equipping the Centre’s gradual recruitment of instructors and constructing more centres of excellence to accommodate the tremendous rise in enrollment numbers witnessed annually.

Ngome urged more youth in the county who have no basic practical skills to enroll at their nearest vocational technical training centres to acquire some in line with their interests.

He made the remarks on Thursday when he addressed graduands at the Kibabii Vocational Training Centre in Kanduyi Constituency.

Education and Vocational Training Chief Officer, Rose Murunga said the training will equip the young with technical skills and propel them into self-employment that will help them realize their full potential.

She regretted that many youths disregard training and engage in unskilled casual labor yet the county has invested heavily in vocational institutions with modern learning and practical equipment.

Kibabii VTC, Principal Christine Wamalwa, lauded the County Government and Ministry of Education for constantly supporting the training centres financially and materially while at the same time offering bursaries and conditional grants to students.

About 60 students graduated in hospitality, hairdressing and beauty and automobile disciplines.

By Joan Wabonba and Roseland Lumwamu



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