Education and Technical Training
HON. REBECCA KIDE
CECM FOR EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL TRAINING
JULIUS LOKITUMAN RAPHAEL KALEKEN
CO EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CO VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL TRAINING
The sector is comprised of three sub-sectors: Early childhood Development Education, Vocational Education and training, and Administration. The mandate for the department is to provide, promote, and coordinate pre-primary education and vocational training while embracing technology to build individuals into competent and responsible citizens.
Mission-To provide, promote, coordinate pre-primary education and vocational training while embracing technology to mold individuals into competent and responsible citizen
Vision-Literate and skilled population for county socio- economic and political development
Early Childhood and Development Education (ECDE)
There is a lot of improvements in the Education and Training sector in the county.
Pupils enrolment increased from 54,000 to 68,655 over one year period.
More than 150 labour based ECDE classes have been constructed across the county
78 pit latrines have also been constructed while 998 ECDE centres have benefited with instruction materials.
- I. County Bursary Kitty
The department allocates an annual 400 million bursary kitty towards needy and vulnerable students from the county. More than 100,000 students in universities, colleges, vocational training institutions and secondary schools have benefited form the kitty.II. ECDE Infrastructure Development
More than 150 labour based ECDE classes have been constructed across the county to improve enrolment rates. 78 pit latrines have also been constructed while 998 ECDE centres have benefited with instruction materials. To fully support the program, 839 ECDE teachers have been recruited.
Pupils enrolment increased from 54,000 to 68,655 over one year period.III. School feeding programme
The department introduced school feeding programme for ECDE going kids. The fortified porridge is filled with essential minerals for kids’ development.IV. Adult education
To improve literacy rates in the county, the governor with the department of education introduced adult education. The programme has seen an uptake rate of 66% with mora than 40,000 adults enrolling for the programme.
V. VTCs Infrastructure Development
6 new model vocational training centres have been constructed while 9 have been rehabilitated. 15 of the VCTs have been supplied with modern training, tools, and equipment.
On bursary fund, 840 vocational training students have benefitted. Furthermore, 550 of them accessed ICT training while three graduates underwent graduates’ incubation program and start-up kits.
a. ECDE- Improve infrastructure and provide a good school environment for pupils
b. Adult Education- Reduce illiteracy rate
c. VTCs- Improve infrastructure, training material and equipment
Department’s Flagship Projects
1). Establishment constituent public university college- To improve access to affordable & quality higher education, an operational constituent college is currently located in Keringet, Mnagei ward.
2). Establish 6 Border Peace Schools- To curb issues of insecurities along the borders and enhance peace, the county has established three border schools, namely, Katikomor, Kanyerus and Akulo along the Uganda and Turkana borders. The move will foster peace and bring the three communities together. Classes are already ongoing at Kanyerus and Katikomor border schools while construction is ongoing and Akulo, and is expected to be completed in the FY 2021/2022.