MCA urges youths to tap into government opportunities

Kaptembwa MCA Peter Kajwang’ has challenged youths in the area to come out of their comfort zones and tap into various available government opportunities.

Speaking on Monday at Nakuru West Secondary school during graduation of 20 students who were sponsored by Ward Bursary Kitty to study various courses at Vera Technical Training College, Kajwang’ noted that education is key in transforming the society.

“The youths should now use the skills they acquire through such opportunities to propel them to the next level” said Kajwang’.

He cited that all the 20 students who were sponsored at Vera Technical Training College successfully completed their various technical courses including Fashion and design, Cosmetology and hairdressing, Journalism and Mass Media, information Communication Technology (ICT) and Hospitality and Catering Management.

The MCA reiterating his commitment towards youth empowerment in Kaptembwa Ward of Nakuru West sub county.

Kajwang’ also using the opportunity to urge other leaders to emulate the same and ensure youth empowerment for a better society.

“Education and technical training is the only way we can transform the society. I urge other leaders to follow suit” he said.

Director Vera Technical Training College Ms Mercy Makena Chweya reiterating the need for yotuhs to continue seeking skill based techniques.

According to Ms Chweya, skill-based techniques are the best to transform the current society.

She challenged youths to always aim higher in matters education and technical training.

“Education is progressive and when you have certificate, go for Diploma and the others. You should always aim higher” she said.

Sentiments echoed by Nakuru Town West ODM politician Hezron Okiki and Nakuru West Secondary Parents and Teachers Association Chairman Joakim Mbalilwa.

The duo stating that there are many opportunities that come with education and youths should maximize on them.

This financial year, Kaptembwa Ward has allocated Sh 4 million towards bursary with the office of MCA Kajwang’ vowing to support youths.


Kaptembwa MCA backs the idea of re-opening schools in October

Kaptembwa Ward MCA Peter Kajwang' (2nd from Left ) during graduation of Ward Bursary Kitty sponsored students from Vera Technical Training College.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Kaptembwa MCA Peter Kajwang’ has strongly backed the idea to have schools resume this year.

Addressing media on Monday at Nakuru West Secondary School,MCA Kajwang’ stated that COVID-19 has been there for the last six months and Kenyans have learnt the protocols to follow.

He is however quick to note that the resumption of schools does not mean the Ministry of Health guidelines should not be followed.

The MCA states that schools have a mandate to ensure observance of the MOH guidelines COVID-19.

Kajwang’ lauding the stakeholders in the Education sector for coming up with the recommendations that will see schools resume without interrupting the education calendar.

“As a leader I welcome the idea of schools resuming this year. I hope all the learning institutions will adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines even as this development takes place” said MCA Kajwang’.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Monday ordered both primary and secondary school teachers to report back to learning institutions by September 28 ahead of the eventual reopening of schools.

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said teachers are prepared to recover the time lost due to a nationwide coronavirus-triggered closure of schools in mid-March.

Macharia made the announcement after meeting with education stakeholders convened by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

“We ask our teachers to report to school on Monday, September 28 to prepare for the eventual opening of schools, so our teachers can report any day between now and Monday and start preparing schools,” said Macharia.

Magoha, who has cautiously evaded to publicly comment on the reopening of learning institutions said: “I think it’s about time to call our children back to school.”

Magoha however said they will issue dates for re-opening after ‘appropriate government machinery has gone through the plans.’


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