At the signing table from left to right: Mr. M. Williams-LIWA Chairman; Mr. C. Akach – Principal, TKNP; Liz Kidd – VP CAN; Mr. Moritz Schmidt – CICan/KEFEP Representative and Mr. J. Munywoki – Principal, North Eastern National Polytechnic. Witnessing this historic moment on behalf of Kenya Government are Ag. TVET Director Dr. Meshack Opwora and Ms. Emily Maina
At the signing table from left to right: Mr. M. Williams-LIWA Chairman; Mr. C. Akach – Principal, TKNP; Liz Kidd – VP CAN; Mr. Moritz Schmidt – CICan/KEFEP Representative and Mr. J. Munywoki – Principal, North Eastern National Polytechnic. Witnessing this historic moment on behalf of Kenya Government are Ag. TVET Director Dr. Meshack Opwora and Ms. Emily Maina

At The Kabete National Polytechnic, from left to right: Dr. MeshackOpwora - Director TVET, Dr. Kevit Desai - Principal Secretary, State Department for Vocational and Technical Training, and Ms. Caroline Leclerc - Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships & Development, Canada. From extreme right: Dr. John Muraguri - CEO, Kenya Universities & Colleges Central Placement Services and Dr. Kipkirui Langat - Director General, TVET Authority. The Government of Kenya is implementing  Competence based  Education and Training Curriculum (CBET) that is expected to ensure provision of relevant and high qualityhuman resource for development. The CBET project that is being implemented for the next 5 years to a tune of Ksh 1.5 billion is being supported by the Canadian Government.

Programme to be instituted by 17 Canadian colleges, institutes

- Coutersy of The People Daily

The Canadian government yesterday signed a Sh2 billion partnership deal with the department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that will support more than 1,200 students from ten local national polytechnics to pursue in demand courses under the new competence-based curriculum. The five-year project (2016- 2021), which will be implemented under the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), will also equip the institutions with state-of-the-art equipment and strengthen skills of more than 200 local TVET trainers to deliver high quality competency-based education and training. The programme will be implemented by a group of 17 Canadian colleges and institutes under the banner, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), who will be tasked to build the capacity of two government agencies and the 10 national polytechnics to that they can deliver quality, relevant and accessible training programmes for the youth.

New CAPA Chair, Prof. Asuro (3rd from right), being congratulated by Dr Mwinzi, flanked from left by Dr. Kafere, Dr. Akwilapo, Mr Kakooza and Dr. Rutayuga (far right).
New CAPA Chair, Prof. Asuro (3rd from right), being congratulated by Dr Mwinzi, flanked from left by Dr. Kafere, Dr. Akwilapo, Mr Kakooza and Dr. Rutayuga (far right).

Principal Secretary, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training, Ministry of Education, Kenya, Dr. Dinah Mwinzi, has challenged African countries to invest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), saying it forms the basis of industrialisation and economic development.

Dr. Mwinzi who was the Chief Guest at the investiture and Inaugural meeting of the new Executive Board of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) held at a Nairobi hotel, emphasised that the continent has the talents in tertiary institutions and therefore should strive to produce skilled graduates who will change the continent technologically. In order to compete globally, she added that Governments and stakeholders should form strong partnerships, think innovatively and embrace technology.

- Courtesy of The Standard

Players in the technical education sector have welcomed the move to review the curriculum. The review, they said, will promote uptake of skills-oriented courses. The Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (Katti) said upon conclusion and adoption of the curriculum, universities and technical colleges will be operating from the same level.