Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College set to open
One of the three technical training Institutes, initiated by the County Government of Laikipia, at a cost of shs150 million is set to open its doors to its first students in January, 2018.
The institute known as Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College in Ngobit ward, will offer Diploma and Certificate courses in 10 disciplines and is targeting students who miss out on university vacancies.
“Students who fall below the University cut-off points have a chance to continue with their education in these tertiary institutions’’ Laikipia Governor Muriithi Nderitu said Wednesday while speaking to the press in his Nanyuki office.
He noted that the institutions will bridge the gap left after some middle – level colleges that taught artisan skills were upgraded into universities thus creating shortage of people trained on plumbing, Masonry, carpentry skills among others.
The Governor said Laikipia East Institute was expected to cost Sh46.8 million while the one in Laikipia North Constituency which is ready to admit students was constructed at shs50 million.
He added that Laikipia East and North institutes were being mentored by Mathenge Technical Training Institute in Nyeri County while the one coming up in Muhotetu in Laikipia West Constituency will be mentored by Kiirua Institute in Meru County.
By Margaret Kirera