State seeks to partner with Tertiary and TVET institutions

President Ruto at TUK [Photo: State House]

President William Ruto says the government seeks to partner with tertiary institutions as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions, in a move that will deepen the country’s competitive technical capacity and assume global leadership. 

Speaking from the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi, the president recognized the accomplishments of the institution noting that it is a model that has been replicated in many African countries.

He then called for the development of further innovations by the University.

“Our young people deserve an opportunity to pursue further education and training after obtaining their diplomas and should be able to progress to bachelors degree and beyond. Growth will require well developed talent, skill and knowledge finely attuned to our present needs and future aspirations.

I encourage the university (TUK) to establish a technology park where all the discoveries and innovations made by staff and students can further be developed and showcased,” said Ruto.

The president also promised that he will continue to support the funding of students at public universities.

“My administration is going to ensure that we create a framework that makes it possible for every university to admit students that the government of Kenya can support,” said Ruto.

Also present, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu noted that the state will also make funds available for diploma students.

“From this coming year, we will make available capitation funds for Diploma students. We want Universities to continue offering technical courses that were being offered before when it was a National Polytechnic,” said Machogu.

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