State to enroll 1 million students in tech schools annually

Education CS Amina Mohamed. The government is targeting to increase the current enrolment of students in technical and vocational training institutes. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The initiative is aimed at tapping more than 500,000 students who fail to join universities annually.

  • Currently 98,000 students are enrolled national polytechnics and vocational colleges while technical vocational centres have 82,000 students.

  • Currently, there are 11 national polytechnics, 125 technical, vocational colleges operational and 67 TVCs being established.

The government is targeting to increase the current enrolment of students in technical and vocational training institutes from the current 180,000 to 3.1 million in its latest plan.

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