The State Department for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has announced the appointment of Mr. John Tuwei as the new acting director of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) in Kenya. He will replace Mr. Tom Mulati, who has also served as the alternate chair for the ODeL Steering Committee.
The announcement was made by Dr. Esther Thaara Muoria, the Principal Secretary of TVET, on April 26th, 2023. She congratulated Mr. Tuwei on his promotion and thanked Mr. Mulati for his service and dedication to the technical education sector.
Mr. Tuwei has a wealth of experience and qualifications in the field of technical education. He holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Nairobi and has been working as the Deputy Director of TVET since January 2019. Before that, he worked as a trainer at Thika Technical Training Institute where he taught courses such as Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Science Laboratory Technology.
As the director of DTE, Mr. Tuwei will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of technical education policies and programs in Kenya. He will also coordinate with various stakeholders, such as employers, industry associations, training providers, and academic institutions, to ensure that the technical education system meets the needs and expectations of the country’s economy. He will also promote innovation and creativity in technical education and support the integration of online and distance learning (ODeL) in technical education delivery.
Mr. Tuwei expressed his gratitude for the appointment and said he was ready to take up the challenge and lead the DTE to greater heights. He also pledged to work closely with his predecessor, Mr. Mulati, to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of operations.
The DTE is one of the four directorates under the State Department for TVET, which is part of the Ministry of Education. The DTE is mandated to provide quality technical education and training that is relevant, accessible, equitable, and sustainable for all Kenyans.