Minister Urges youth in Kitui to join Technical Training colleges.

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By yoana kimwele
18th Jan 2019

The Minister in charge of Education, ICT and Youth Development Hon David Kivoto has haid the county government is committed to ensure youth acquire relevant technical
skills help them enter into employment. The minister called on youth who have completed secondary education but have not qualified to join universities to take advantage of the many training opportunities available in middle level colleges across the county.

Mr Kivoto was speaking this morning on Friday during a live interview on a local radio fm station in Kitui town,The Minister revealed that out of the 17,796 youth who did KCSE last year only 10% qualify for University admissions, leaving behind about 16,000 youth who should find alternative Education and training opportunities in middle level colleges

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Mr Kivoto sited Kitui Teachers Training College, Kitui Medical Training College, Kenya
Water Institute and Tseikuru Technical Training College as some of the best middle level colleges situated in Kitui County which the youth can take advantage of to go for training

He said National Government was paying ksh 30,000 per year for every student enrolled in Technical colleges and National Polytechnics and the student was only required to pay ksh 26,000 per year and asked Kitui youth to enroll in large numbers for
Diploma and Certificate courses
In addition, the minister said, the County government is also sponsoring every child in
Youth Polytechnic with ksh 15,000 per year to undertake Artisan Trade courses in
Plumbing, masonry, mechanics, Tailoring, Hair and Beauty Therapy, Foods and Beverages, among others.

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The Minister congratulated Kitui Medical Training College for leading in examinations 3
times consecutively for the last 3 years and urged youth with mean grades of C plain
and C plus to enroll for Marketable courses in the college including Diploma in Clinical
Medicine, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Pharmacy, Diploma in Medical Lab sciences,
Diploma in Medical Engineering, Diploma in Dental Technology among others
Hon Kivoto assured youth that many before them started with certificate courses, then
did diploma and today they are degree holders and employed in big companies
He challenged parents saying the world of today is very competitive and children
needed to be given opportunities after form four to enroll for training and acquire skills to
help them be self-reliant in life

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