Taita County Readies to Reopen TVETs

Team from Department of Vocational Training Centers at Mbale VTC discussing Re-opening of TVETs

Taita Taveta County Government is currently touring the Mbale VTC to assess the level of preparedness of reopening the center amid the covid19.

CECM Daniel Makoko said his ministry is working closely with Health Services in meeting basic requirements on health safety and measures as provided by the ministry of health in readiness for TVETs reopening.

“This will help minimize the risk of corona virus contractions and spread,” reiterated the CECM in charge of Education, Libraries and Vocational Training Centers Department in Taita County during the tour.

Chief Officer Simon Mwachia added, ” As directed by the ministry of education, the Department is committed to utilize the 2019/2020 Conditional Grant towards equipping workshops and laboratories with new tools in all county VTCs.”

According to Principal Vocational Training Officer Raphael Chola added that his team will closely work with VTC managers in designing a standard template that will guide them to initiate a procurement process of tools and equipment for various VTCs.

The team is using the Ministry of Education checklist on Covid-19, tools & equipment and the overall status of the county VTC i.e classes, dormitories, toilets, water points for washing hands among others to gauge preparedness.

The team will tour all VTCs across the county’s four subcounties to help the county government utilize the conditional grant from the national government for rehabilitation of youth polytechnics amidst the covid19 pandemic.

Accompanying the team is Wundanyi/Mbale ward Administrator Mary Mngola, BoG Members led by chairman Paul Mwakireti, officials from Mbale VTC among others.

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