The Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Peter Munya has directed the Kenya Industrial Training Institute in Nakuru-KITI to ensure all students who complete their courses at the Institute graduate.
The CS also assuring students that all the stalled projects at the institute will be completed.
The CS was responding to a memorandum presented by the Students’ Chairman Christopher Dikir who stated that there has not been any graduation since 2009.
According to the students, this has demotivated many of them who have completed various courses at the facility with no graduation.
The students also called on the CS to intervene so that they can have access to Helb loans as well as a 62-seater bus for their co-curricular activities.
On the numerous stalled projects, the students through the memorandum called on the Ministry to release funds for the completion of the girls’ dormitory so as to arrest the challenge of accommodation that the facility is facing.
“CS,as students we hand you a copy of the memorandum of our needs among them graduation, completion of stalled hostel for girls and also a 62-seater bus” said the students chair.
However, speaking after inspecting the stalled project at the Institute, CS Munya assured the students that their needs will be met.
While reiterating the Government’s commitment towards technical training, the CS called on the Institution to ensure graduation is held for the students who complete their courses.
“I hereby direct the Institute to ensure there is graduation in November. We shall work closely in planning the same. The other requests made by students we shall also follow-up to see to it that they are implemented” said the CS.
The CS adding that the Government’s Big 4 agenda as far as manufacturing and industrialization is concerned is anchored on the skills.
According to the CS, the government is working to ensure that the skills gap challenge is addressed.
“As we move forward towards industrialization under the Big 4 agenda we must work towards addressing the skills gap through the technical training” said CS Munya.
The CS also officially opened a tuition block at the facility.
The CS who was welcomed by the KITI Director Ms Peris Adema was accompanied by area MP David Gikaria, Menengai Ward MCA Wilson Mwangi among others.
The CS had earlier in the day paid courtesy call to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:The Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Peter Munya when he visited the Kenya Industrial Training Institute in Nakuru-KITI to isnpect the ongoing projects.