Reasons behind selected public universities students opting for Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) courses were gradually unfolding.
Principal Keroka Technical and Training Institute ,Sammy Cheruyoit explained unlike universities, students were assured of sponsorship from the national government and devolved kitties.
Tailor-made courses offered at the institutes earned the trainees immediate industrial attachments and access to jobs in the market owing to the prevailing demand, he added.
Cheruyoit observed fees and admission vacancies were minimal in the institutes because of enhanced financial support from Higher Education Loan Board (HELP), National Government Constituency Development Fund(NGCDF),National Government Affirmative Action Fund(NGAAF) and County Governments Ward bursaries.
The shift in course preferences had boosted enrollment at the institutes prompting the managements to seek alternative means of making provisions for the unexpected student upsurge.
According to the principal, his institution with a maximum capacity of 4,000 students currently had an enrollment of 3,200 out of which 800 were first years.
After covid19 spike,the institute embraced virtual learning to prevent the virus’ spread through contagion where on-line business courses had proved to be popular.