The perception that students who enroll in TVET institutions must have failed their KCSE is a big lie.
Tinderet Member of Parliament, Julius Melly demystified the notion that has been in the society for a long time.
Speaking during a TVET Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, the Education and Research Committee chairman Julius Melly clarified that TVET Institutions are not for non-successful students.
The Tinderet legislator asserted that skills obtained from TVET Institutions are important to graduates as well.
Addressing the TVET conference on Bridging Innovation for Learning on November 8, 2022, Melly encouraged graduates to join the TVET institutions to get skills that will better their careers.
“Dismiss the attitude and ensure that graduates go to TVET to acquire skills,” Julius Melly said.
The lawmaker promised to address the issue of insufficient funding for TVETs, which he identified as the biggest problem facing the sector.
KES 1.8 billion has been allocated in the financial year 2022/2023, to TVET and Vocational training centers for the development of institutions and their equipping.
“Bilateral agreements have assisted in skilling teachers and purchase of equipment,” Melly added.
In the 2021 KCSE examinations, 5,278 students voluntarily enrolled in TVET institutions while 16,310 candidates who met the degree program qualifications did not give in their applications.
A record of 250,052 students applied to be placed in universities, TVET programs, and Teacher Training Colleges in 2021.