Govt introduces certificate for Kenyans who Don’t attend school

Govt introduces certificate for Kenyans who Don’t attend school

Govt introduces certificate for Kenyans who Don’t attend school

To help the juakali industry, Kisumu Central MP Joshua Odongo Oron wants  Kenyans who gain knowledge and skills outside of formal education to be able  to apply for  formal credentials.

On Friday, October 6, Oron gave a presentation of the Technical and Vocational  Education and Training Bill, 2023 before the National Assembly Budget and  Appropriations Committee.

The bill, in the MP’s opinion, makes it possible for non-formal learners with useful skills to receive a TVET sub-sector Prior Learning (PL) certificate that is nationally recognized.

If the House adopts that advice, Kenyans working in the Jua Kali sector will have  an advantage in the labor market, which will increase the nation’s revenue.

Additionally, MPs suggested changing the Industrial Training Act to provide a structure and method for evaluating and certifying those who have learned skills through informal training.The National Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee wants to see the Technical & Vocational Education and Training Bill, 2023 passed because it does not need funds from the Treasury.

“Bills that won’t strain the exchequer are being considered. The Teso South MP Mary Emaase stated, “The simpler it is, the better. Members of the Budget Committee insisted that legislation aimed at increasing  revenue for the nation would also be given priority.

Juakali, which roughly translates as “hot sun,” is a vibrant artisan industry in Kenya  and provides a useful way to encourage self-employment. Compared to many formal jobs, the sector has a low bar for admission. It values aptitude developed via on-the-job training as well as curiosity.

Craftsmanship, bead embellishments, furniture manufacturing, shoe repair, metal  boxes and kitchenware, designing and mending clothing, pottery, and other skills  are major ones found in this industry. 15.96 million Kenyans, or 83% of the entire labor force, would be employed in the  unorganized sector by the end of 2022.

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