Plans to upgrade Mawego technical training institute to a national polytechnic are at an advanced stage, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has disclosed.
The CS said there are plans to establish a technical college in every constituency as enshrined in the Kenya kwanza manifesto. “We will also establish one national polytechnic in every county progressively,” the CS said.
Machogu said this in a speech read on his behalf Friday by Tom Maluti the technical and vocation training director during the graduation ceremony at Mawego TTI which saw 2433 trainees conferred with various certificates and diplomas.
Earlier, Nyatike MP Tom Odege requested for the establishment of a national polytechnic in lower Nyanza region.
The CS commended Mawego TTI board of governor’s leadership and strategic management team for carrying out infrastructural development to the tune of Sh 17 million from their own savings.
“This is extremely commendable. As government we are emphasizing homegrown solutions in government institutions as opposed to relying on government to supply funds which is not sustainable,” he said.