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Nairobi 1ST December 2015

The Technical, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) has today closed down about ten technical institutions offering diploma and certificate courses.  This is so in order to bring sanity in the TVET sector and to ensure quality training that will lead to skilled and employable graduates, the Authority has closed down institutions which have not met the set standards in accordance with the TVET Act, 2013.

The exercise was led by the Chairman Prof Wilson Ogola accompanied by Director General Dr. Kipkirui Langat. Speaking to press, Dr Langat said communication had been done for reregistration of institutions and programmes as per section 17 of the TVET Act, 2013 on 8th and 14th of January, 2015 in the Standard and Daily Nation Newspapers. Institutions that have not submitted applications forms for registration and licensing are targeted for closure starting with Nairobi and thereafter be rolled out to other counties in due course. The crackdown is meant to safeguard Kenyans from seeking admission on unregistered training institutions and unaccredited programmes. Mechanisms are also being put in place to accredit TVET trainers to ensure that only those qualified trainer with the required competencies are allowed to train.

Therefore all TVET institutions must comply with the Act, if the country is to achieve Vision 2030.

TVETA Act 2013 mandates the authority to ensure production of a  critical mass of well trained human Resources to implement programmes and projects identified in Kenya‘s Vision 2030.

TVETA has and will continue to honor its commitments to Kenyans in ensuring that they access quality education programmes by continuously inspecting the technical institutions and updating the public on the same.


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  Dr Kipkirui Langat