Yesterday our founder was honored to grace the Kambe-Ribe Vocational Training Center exhibition day as one of the guests. This event was attended by Prof. Gabriel Katana Gona the Kilifi County Executive Committee Member in Charge of Education and ICT alongside other guests ranging from Members of County Assembly among others.
The event was also attended by Prof. Gabriel Katana the Kilifi County Executive Committee Member in Charge of Education and ICT alongside other guests in the National and County Government’s Department of Youths and Education.
When he took the podium, his message was both motivating and challenge to his fellow youths and their parents in attendance. Below is a synopsis of his speech;
- There is a need for the community to develop a positive attitude towards education (Skills) offered at Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions by putting into an end the notion that Vocational Education or “Village Polytechnics” as commonly used to be known are for dunderheads.
- The community should also stop the appetite for “degrees” which leaves most of them more poorer when their sons and daughters whom they’ve been forced to sell almost all their belongs to educate, cannot find jobs due to the skills mismatch witnessed between our institutions of higher learning (Kenyan) and the job market demands.
- The Kilifi County (State) and Kenyan Coast Community at large which larges behind in matters education needs to embrace Vocational Education since we still experience very low enrolment, and some dropout in these institutions
And his parting short was, “skills have neither expiry date nor retirement age, you only get tired!”
Have a look at few clicks of how the exhibition went.