The TVET Authority DG Dr Kipkirui Langat today met the Principal, Animal Health and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) Kabete Dr Samuel G. Mugo and his Deputy Principal, Research, Innovation & Collaboration Dr D. Nyakundi who paid a visit to seek advice on how to align the institution to the Revised TVET Act, 2014.
The team specifically wanted advice on how AHITI, which provides training for middle-grade technicians and field extension staff in livestock and related disciplines, can offer training, examine trainees and offer certification in line with the provisions of the Revised TVET Act, 2014.
Currently, the regulation of exanimation and award of certification is managed by the Kenya Veterinary Board. They also wanted advice on how their trainers can acquire tailor-made pedagogical certification through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) framework.
TVETA DG provided the institution with precise guidance and a roadmap on how they can comply with the law and remain competitive in the training environment. He specifically advised them to consider turning the institution into a Centre of Excellence or a National Polytechnic. This will allow them to have a legal order to examine their trainees and offer certification.
On the issue of pedagogy, the DG counselled the institution to work with Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) and develop a tailor-made programme that will allow for RPL assessment and recognition.
The meeting agreed to hold further discussions to iron out any pending issues.
The meeting was also attended by TVETA Director of Accreditation and Outreach Services Fred Oanda, Director of Standards Development, Compliance and Enforcement Josephine Kasera, Assistant Directors Sylvia Akoto (Legal) and Alfred Mwanzia (Accreditation) and Andrew Too from the DG Office.