Nairobi Tuesday 20th June 2017… Kenya and Germany are in a partnership to support technical and vocational education in the country in which Germany’s technical and financial agencies; Kfw and GTZ are funding expansion of technical training institutions among them the Nairobi Technical Institute, Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology and Thika Technical Institute.

On Monday the German Amb.to Kenya, Madam Jutta Frasch witnessed the issuance of a title deed to the Nairobi Technical Training Institute Deputy Principal, Mr. Cosmas Mwangi by Lands PS Dr. Nicholas Muraguri at Ardhi House.

Dr. Muraguri said the Government would issue 20,000 titles to public institutions across the country in the next three weeks as part of efforts to support vocational education.

In her remarks, the German Amb. said that President Uhuru Kenyatta had during his state visit to Germany in April acknowledged the vital role technical and vocational educational training institutions (TVET) play in building capacity for the country’s manufacturing sector.Madam Frasch said the German government had set aside 3.2billion Kshs to support vocational education in the country.

The German government signed an agreement with Kenya for financial and technical support of TVET institutions in 2015 but lack of title deeds has slowed the process. The deal involving the private sector, seeks to produce middle level artisans to power Kenya’s Vision 2030 plan.

By Tracy Okumu and Michael Mtende

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