Trans Nzoia VTCs Hit By Low Students’ Enrolment Despite Huge Investments

The County Government of Trans Nzoia has set up modern twin workshops in Vocational Training Centers (VTCs).

This is part of efforts to improve learning infrastructure in institutions across the county.

Speaking during a sensitization/stakeholders meeting at Twiga Vocational Training Center in Endebess Constituency, the County Director in charge of Vocational Training Eliud Lusweti further said they have also equipped the institutions with modern tools that expose students to modern market trends.

Lusweti, however, decried a low student enrolment in the institutions, despite the huge investment by both the county and National governments.

He said the government has invested heavily in vocational training by ensuring that they get the best learning environment and challenged students who completed KCSE examinations but did not meet university admission to embrace technical training in order to deal with joblessness through self-employment.

The County Director further challenged members of the public to develop a positive attitude towards vocational training by ensuring the centers get more students.

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He blamed the low turnout on misinformation that the centers are dumping zones for academic failures.

According to Lusweti, technical and vocational institutions are not limited to the youth alone but everyone with the urge to get the technical skills regardless of age, saying this will ensure all unskilled persons in the county acquire skills that will enable them to get an opportunity to fend for their families.

Area Ward administrator Protus Wamalwa said the county government is supporting the institution through Elimu bursary funds where 30 percent of the ward development funds are allocated to the students at the various vocational training centers across the county.

Twiga Vocational Center Manager on his part urged parents to admit their children at the facility saying a higher student population would translate to additional financial support to the institution that will, in turn, have a positive impact on society.

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He called for partnership with local area leaders to mop out students who are eligible to join the training centers to ensure that students get an opportunity to improve their livelihoods through self-employment.

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