Eldoret National polytechnic has received Mechanical Engineering equipment from the national government worth Sh172 million.
Principal Secretary Vocational and Technical Training Dr. Dinah Mwinzi said the equipment will help students to be innovative and conduct their research.
“We want our students to be equipped with skills and knowledge of using the machines so that when they are employed they won’t be retrained by their employers,” he said in Eldoret town, Tuesday.
“This is a government initiative of equipping over 134 TVET institutions with a state of art training facilities. The ambitious programme is estimated to cost Sh158 billion,” she added.
Eldoret National Polytechnic Senior Principal Josphat Sawe, applauded the national government for the noble course and urged students to pursue technical courses.
“Technical education is the remedy to the joblessness among the youth since after completing a course one can employ himself instead of waiting for white collar jobs which are limited. We should refrain from the norm that technical institutions are meant for failures,” he said.
“Technical institutions provide quality education that creates innovators who inturn create employment opportunities to thousands jobless youths,” he added.