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West Pokot Students To Receive TVET Scholarships

West Pokot Students To Receive TVET Courses Scholarships.

This year, 50 students in West Pokot County will receive scholarships for their TVET courses, allowing them to continue their studies.

The students will be sponsored through World Vision’s Integrated Management of Natural Resources for Resilience in Arid and Semi-arid Lands (IMARA) program, in collaboration with Kodich Vocational Training Centre, a government institution for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

West Pokot Director of Vocational Education and Training, Joel Mulatya told the press that the 50 successful candidates would be contacted to pick up their admission letters for Kodich Technical Training College in West Pokot County.


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“The World Vision IMARA programme has managed to offer 50 scholarships to needy youths who are 35 years old and below who sat for their KCPE, KCSE and those who dropped out of school due to financial difficulties,” he said.

He stated that the students come from the Riwo, Kodich, and Suam wards, where the drought has had a negative impact on the region.

Mulatya stated that the scholarship provided students with the opportunity to gain skills necessary for today’s job market as well as future employment opportunities. He also stated that the candidates would report for their studies on July 3, 2022, and would be in for course training for six months.

The Director urged students who are unable to pay their college fees to take advantage of the students’ loan scheme offered by the government and other well-wishers in order to continue their studies without interruption.

“Each year, the government puts aside millions of shillings for loans to support students who lack funding for their studies and I appeal to all needy students to utilize the loan schemes provided by the government and other well-wishers for their studies,” Mulatya said.

However, he urged scholarship recipients to reciprocate by working hard and being willing to give back to the community.

John Makhoka, the Principal of Kodich Youth Training Centre, told the press that the institution is ready to accept all 50 students in early July of this year. Makhoka emphasized that in order to achieve academic excellence, successful candidates must work hard and maintain discipline.

He stated that the selected students would spend six months pursuing certificate courses in carpentry and joinery, masonry, tailoring, dressmaking, welding and fabrication, computer studies, hairdressing, and beauty therapy.

West Pokot Sub County Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Benjamin Makau believes that encouraging youth to pursue technical courses will help to address the acute shortage of technical skills and unemployment that they face.


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ACC Makau encourages parents to enroll their children who have completed Form 4 in government-established Technical, Vocational, and Education Training Centers so that they can gain the necessary skills to succeed in life.

However, he stated that the government is committed to ensuring that no child is left behind in terms of access to education, and he thanked World Vision for their generous gesture in providing scholarships to vulnerable youth, as well as their ongoing support in other investment programs in the county and the country as a whole.

 West Pokot Students To Receive TVET Courses Scholarships

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