The County Department of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Social Services on Friday flagged off a batch of over 550 students sponsored under the County Education Revolving Fund who are set to join Kenya Medical Training College, Egerton University, Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) and Animal Health and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) to pursue various courses.
While addressing the students and parents, Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Hon Jackson Mandago, EGH challenged the students to take their studies seriously as this the only way of securing their future.
He said that education was a critical lever of development that fosters equality in society.
The county boss said that his administration will continue empowering the youth by financing the to pursue technical and other high on-demand courses through County Education Revolving Fund.
“My administration is very much aware of the needs of its youth and this is meant to make you resourceful people to suit the job market,” said Mandago.
Governor Mandago further called on the youth to focus on creating self-employment this through the hands-on courses they are set to pursue citing the technical aspect and skills it will equip them with at the end of their training.
He congratulated the team of 100 students who joined Kenya Technical Training College (KTTC) for their discipline and hard work adding that 98 of them completed and passed their examination.
On his part, Education CEC Joseph Kurgat thanked the Governor for the support he has given to his department.
We have heard scholarships, Internship Programmes which benefitted 700 youths fresh from college. We also have 11 Vocational Training Centres proudly owned by our County and has sponsored many youths, thank you so much, Your Excellency, for the support, kindness and being mindful to us,” Said Kurgat.
In his remarks, Education Revolving Fund Board Chairman Dr.Joel Chelule assured the Governor of 100 % completion of the students challenging them to work hard.
He said that his team had laid down strategies to start recoveries from the first beneficiaries of the program.
181 students will join AHITI, 90 of them are set to join Egerton University while 270 will join Kenya Medical Training College. 32 students have already begun their training at Kenya Water Institute.