On 14th December 2023, the Education Cabinet Secretary Hon. Ezekiel Machogu officially released the March/April and July/August 2023 Assessment results.
Hon. Machogu lauded the Council for releasing the results, stressing that the TVET Sector is on the right trajectory. The CS also emphasized the government’s dedication to promoting and improving TVET training in the country to help curb the menace of unemployment.
“Technical and Vocational Education and Training is equipping our youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive the modern workforce. It is through TVET that we breach the gap between education and the industry ensuring that our graduates are well prepared to meet the demands of the job market,” he added.
Machogu also reiterated the importance of teaching entrepreneurial skills and dual training in technical education, where both theories and practicals are included for international recognition to expand the job market.
In attendance was the PS State Department for TVET, Dr. Esther Muoria, who stated that the results are a testament to the collaborative efforts between institutions, policymakers, industry partners, and the relentless commitment of TVET educators.
The TVET CDAC Council Chairperson, Prof. Ahmed Ferej, reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the Council to advancing TVET, and nurturing a competent, and adaptable workforce. He also mentioned that The Council is embarking on comprehensive review of curricula to ensure that they meet labour market demand.
The CEO appreciated the office of Cabinet Secretary (CS) of education and Office of the Principal Secretary (PS) for their overwhelming support. He enlightened the participants on the release of results for 15,143 candidates and acknowledged that TVET CDACC will conduct assessment of 170,000 candidates for March/April 2024. To ensure smooth conduct of this assessments, the CEO requested for support from the office of the Cabinet Secretary and Office of the PS for secondment of officers from the ministry to support TVET CDACC to deliver.
Similarly, the Director General TVET Authority, Dr. Kipkirui Langat, urged TVET institutions to implement CBET courses as per directives to ensure the Country has competent workforce but emphasized the need of doing it the right way. He also acknowledged the need to harmonize occupational standards and the need to have National Sector Skills Councils to house them. The DG outlined that the TVET Authority has put in measures to ensure that accreditation is done for all institutions and will be providing an interim letter as they wait for rectifications of the board since it meets once every quarter.
TVET CDACC is working tirelessly to streamline all processes, and resolve all pending results queries. CBET is the WAY!