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Photo: Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi addressing the press after a meeting with managers from 25 vocational training centres across the county. He is flanked by Chief Officer for Vocational Training Daniel Mogoria and his counterpart in the DG's office Andrew Otiti.

Busia County to address challenges facing Vocational Training Centres

Busia County  Government  will address a myriad challenges facing the 25 Vocational Training Centres across the county, Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi has revealed.

Addressing  the Center managers during a meeting at Busia Agricultural  Training Center on Wednesday, the Deputy Governor  said among the challenges they are going to address includes  , lifting the face of the tertiary institutions and replacement of management of Boards.

Others  are  branding of the institutions, managers terms of employment , pending salaries, improving of the students enrollment and looking at  how  future the trainings can be undertaken without any problem .

The DG  said vocational training  centres  are  important to the youth in this county and the country at large due to lack of qualified technicians .

 “To achieve vision 2030 and the  Big Four Agenda, we need to make sure VTCs  are working well and are fully equipped, ” he said, adding that  it is part of  Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s legacy to equip these institutions  to enable them produce qualified personnel .

Mulomi said  the National Government will avail Sh61m in the next financial to help  equip  our Vocational Training Centres, adding that the County Government has also set aside  Sh14m to equip the VTCs.

He said the Vocational Bill will soon be taken to the  county assembly for implementations to help in the running of the tertiary  institutions. This   will help the youth go through certificate  Diploma and degree programs.

Busia County Executive Committee Member for Education  and Vocational Training John Mwami  said  the department  convened the meeting  after visiting  several  Centres across the county.

” We saw the challenges  the managers of these centres were facing, thus prompting us to call the meeting. Some centres lack electricity while insecurity  in some centres led to some equipments we purchased  vandalized,” he said.

Among those  in attendance included Education chief officers  Daniel Mogoria and Lydia Nabwire, Directors  Bernard Onunga and Leonard Opollo.

Chief Officer for Vocational Training Daniel Mogoria said  the County Government is planning  to set up model VTCs . ” We have set aside Sh1,170,000 to rebrand  all VTCs and to improve  services of managers.” he said.

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