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Agency issues new charges for technical, vocational institutes

Thursday June 1 2017

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority Director General Kipkirui Langat

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority Director-General Kipkirui Langat speaks in Nairobi on October 11, 2016. The regulator has gazetted new charges for various services a technical institutes. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Fees in technical and vocational institutes is expected to rise following the gazettement of new charges by the regulator.

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority introduced charges for various services.

Every national polytechnic and teacher training college would now be required to pay Sh30,000 for inspection, accreditation and licensing for five years.

"Technical and vocational colleges will pay Sh20,000 while vocational training centres will be charged Sh5,000. The fee includes accreditation of up to 10 programmes in the initial application,” Mr Kipkirui Langat, the TVETA director-general, said.

The fee for accreditation of additional local programmes for trade test would be Sh3,000, artisan (Sh3,000), craft (Sh5,000), diploma (Sh5,000) and higher/advanced diploma will cost Sh5,000.

It will cost Sh5,000 to change name or ownership.

Expansion of student enrolment for national polytechnics would be Sh20,000 for technical and vocational college (Sh15,000) while for vocational training centres would be Sh5,000.

Renewal upon expiry of certificate for national polytechnics would be Sh15,000, technical and vocational colleges (Sh10,000) and Sh3,000 for vocational training centres.

“Annual quality assurance fee per student enrolled will be Sh500,” Dr Langat said.

And during the launch of Business and Technology Education Council in Nairobi, the chairman of Oshwal Academy Board of Governors Kaushik Shah said vocational training was expected to produce a workforce needed to drive the world’s economy.

“The challenge for employers has been the absence of a skilled workforce that can adapt to new and more challenging job roles,” he said today.

Mr Shah added that BTEC qualification was recognised the world over for its practical skills, real life learning and engaging experience designed to meet the needs of employers.