Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that the national government has secured Sh6 billion World Bank funding for technical colleges.
Speaking at The Meru National Polytechnic in Meru County on Friday during its graduation ceremony, Ruto said that President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government is committed to transforming the lives of students from different parts of the nation through funding. He said that underfunding is among the reasons the education sector has not been performing as per the expectations of Kenyans.
“As a result, these colleges did not bring about the desired impact on our development agenda,” he said, as quoted by Capital FM.
He also said that the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the education sector have expressed their desire to support competency-based training.
Ruto also asked the graduates of different courses to ensure that they contribute positively towards the economic empowerment of the nation after they receive their papers.
“We have configured our curriculum in such a way that the colleges would churn out innovators, thinkers, and progressives with fresh eyes and a transformative attitude to propel Kenya’s growth,” he explained.
The second in command also said that the national government has been dedicated to protecting the rights of graduates. He noted that the lack of jobs has been a subject of the main concern of the current government.