The Authorities is within the course of of creating the Nationwide Open College of Kenya in a bid to make college training extra inexpensive, accessible, and attainable to all college students.
Training Cupboard Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu has stated the transfer is among the many far-reaching reforms the Ministry is putting in to handle the costing impact of college training within the nation.
“One of many flagship initiatives that the Kenya Kwanza administration is at the moment endeavor to reinforce entry to inexpensive college training is the institution of the Nationwide Open College of Kenya. As soon as established, the Nationwide Open College will make college training extra inexpensive, accessible, and attainable to all college students, no matter their location or earnings stage,” he stated.
The CS made the remarks on Thursday whereas presiding over the tenth Commencement Ceremony of Pwani College, the place a complete of 1203 graduands have been conferred numerous levels.
“Our final aim is to make sure that now we have an accessible, inexpensive and practical training system that’s globally aggressive and conscious of the calls for of nationwide and worldwide growth,” added Machogu.
He stated the availability of expert and educated manpower is significant in fixing divergent wants and challenges of contemporary society, together with globalization, technological development, local weather change, poverty, cyber safety and the burden of ailments.
“The position of universities in coaching, analysis and innovation can’t be overstated. This can be a crucial sub-sector that’s of direct relevance to our nationwide and regional growth agenda,” the CS famous.
Machogu referred to as on the schools to discover methods of addressing the monetary challenges dealing with them.
“Our universities ought to make the most of their inner capacities to overcome the challenges they face. The present difficulties name for revolutionary options. Our universities ought to, for instance, develop and strengthen distinctive niches that contribute to each the nationwide and international growth agenda with a purpose to entice native and worldwide college students for coaching and analysis,” he noticed.
He on the identical time referred to as on the establishments to spice up their on-line presence and put money into world-class services with marketable and related programmes that may entice college students from all corners of the world.
The CS congratulated the graduates and challenged them to be prepared for a labor market that requires crucial thinkers with revolutionary methods in offering sensible options to the issues dealing with the society.
Accompanying the Cupboard Secretary was Fundamental Training Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang amongst different Nationwide and County Authorities officers.
By Michael Omondi