The Ministry of Education held a pre-conference on policy dialogue meant to improve inclusion in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on 8th August 2019 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
The policy dialogue on enhancing inclusion in TVET and the Pre-Conference on Inclusive Education held at the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) on 5th August, 2019 are all build-up activities to the National Conference on Education Reforms scheduled to take place on 16th August 2019 at KICC.
The ministry, in collaboration with other stakeholders, have come up with plans to enhancing quality, access, relevance, and equity in the TVET sector.
Speaking during the Pre-conference on policy dialogue, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, highlighted transitioning of youths into the world of employment, their employability levels and labor productivity as some of the biggest challenges the government is addressing.
According to Prof. Magoha, access to TVET has been low in the history of Kenyan Education.
Students with disabilities, those from poor economic backgrounds, and those with low academic qualifications had been left out and seen as having low chances of enrolling and completing TVET. They are now being considered in the spirit of ‘leaving no one behind’
The Principal Secretary for the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training, Dr Kevit Desai expressed his appreciations and stated the willingness of the TVET family to convene the policy dialogue on enhancing inclusion in TVET. He mentioned that the institution has also developed a shared understanding of the role of the government and non-governmental institutions in enhancing inclusion and leaving no one behind in the ongoing TVET reforms.