27 February 2013

Kenya: One Million Artisans to Boost Vision 2030

THE Ministry of Higher Education has partnered with Housing Finance Cooperation to produce one million artisans in the next three years.

According to the director of higher education, science and technology Owati Wambaji, the programme is aimed at producing technicians with skills that can achieve targets of vision 2030.

"The programme is aimed at supporting technical institutions to produce skilled persons who can compete favorably in the current dynamic market," added Wamabji.

Wambaji said the ministry has Sh750 million that can only support the training of 1,600 artisans adding that plans are underway to source for an additional Sh 80 million to support the programme. He was speaking at Siaya Technical Institute during the closing ceremony of western region fair and exhibition.

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