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Education CS tours Keroka TTI to assess Covid-19 preparedness

February 10, 2021

The Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has said that TVET training institutions are on course to comply with Covid-19 protocols set by the Ministry of Health (MoH) ahead of the re-opening of TVET colleges and other educational institutions in January 2021.

Speaking today when he made extensive assessment tour in Konoin Technical Training Institute in Bomet County, Buret Technical Training Institute in Kericho County and Keroka Technical Training Institute in Kisii County, the CS noted that although TVET colleges have attained 30 percent compliance, the ministry, and other government agencies are working round the clock to ensure all learning institutions have complied before they reopen next year.

“At the moment, on average, the TVET colleges are at 30 percent while Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) are better prepared at around 70 percent. But the government goal is to ensure that by January all training institutions have complied by the protocols set the government,”

The CS said that his tour, and that of the other senior staff at the ministry in different parts of the country are meant to encourage and prepare college managers and the local leadership to prepare sufficiently and conform to strict COVID -19 regulations.

Prof. George Magoha’s assessment of the preparedness on Konoin, Bureti and Keroka TTIs

At Keroka Technical Training Institute, the CS who was accompanied by the area MP Ezekiel Machogu and TVET Authority Director-General Dr Kipkirui Langat also expressed satisfaction with the work the principal and his staff have done especially in ensuring there is social distancing in classrooms and workshops.

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