The cabinet secretary for Education Ambassador Amina Mohammed has urged young people to enrol in Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) to acquire professional qualifications which will allow them to afford a decent living.

Speaking early this week, the CS said the rate of unemployment in the country is rising at an alarming rate, and that it was due to the poor or low quality of educational attainment and skills necessary for employment. The CS also said that lack of information on the job market, lack of career guidance and skills for a particular job has led to students taking courses which are not marketable hence the high rate of unemployment in the country. This however led to the introduction of career offices in every higher learning institution to help students make the right career choices.

Amina said the aim of the TVET program is to equip the youth with practical skills which will enable them to either access gainful employment or otherwise venture into self employment as engineers, technologists, technicians and craftsmen.

The CS said that TVET and polytechnic graduates can be assured of opportunities in the public as well as in the private sector where skills are in short supply, adding that, the tuition fees for these institutions, has been subsidised to ensure easy access to the institutions. According to the CS a mechanism has been established for students to access higher education loans board.

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