Africa-Press – Kenya. First-year students will start reporting to various Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions on September 5.
The academic year will run from this year to 2023.
The state department of vocational and technical training has released a timetable for the 2022/2023 academic year.
In a circular dated June 16, the ministry released the timetable which will apply to both public and private TVETs.
“Public TVETs are further required to ensure optimum utilisation of the institution through mounting short/tailor-made training,” the circular reads.
This, the circular clarifies, will enable youths to be equipped with relevant skills.
The circular was signed by Tom Mulati on behalf of the Principal Secretary.
The first term of the academic year will begin on September 5 and end on November 25.
“Second term will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on March 31. The final terms will begin on May 8 and end on July 28,” the circular reads.
This means 2021 KCSE candidates who applied to join various TVET institutions will be expected to join in September.
Education CS George Magoha said some 16,000 students snubbed varsity slots despite scoring C+ and above.
Magoha was speaking during the release of the 2021 KCSE Universities and Colleges Student Placement results at Eastleigh High School.
He said that 90 per cent of candidates who scored a mean grade of C+ and above and applied to join universities or TVET institutions were successfully placed.
“85 per cent of those who applied got into degree programmes while five per cent will take up courses in TVET institutions,” Magoha said.
He further said 144,466 students qualified for various degree programmes.
Magoha said 85.8 per cent of those that were placed in universities, 67,237 are female and 56,726 are male.
Other 5,278 candidates who also qualified for degree programmes have been placed in TVET colleges of their choice.