To make TVET courses attractive to youth again, revamp system

President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the plaque during inspection tour of the progress of construction of Nuu Technical Training and Vocational college in Kitui County on June 11, 2016.

Technical graduates are inclined to immediately start their own businesses because they possess practical skills. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The consequence of neglect of technical colleges is the gap in expertise being experienced in some sectors of the economy.
  • Countries such as Germany and the Netherlands owe their prosperity to technical colleges.

  • Had we maintained technical training as a priority, we could have been far much advanced.

Technical skills are an indispensable ingredient to economic development. But the skills are obtained from middle-level colleges, which have been neglected for a while.

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