Kwale County to Revamp Youth Polytechnics
Kwale Governor Mr. Salim Mvurya has expressed the commitment of his administration to support the development and equipping of youth polytechnics in the area to enable them deliver quality services to learners .
Mr. Mvurya urged local youth to join the institutions so as to acquire skills required for productivity by accessing employment and raising income levels and improving their living standards.
Additionally, this will help reduce poverty levels which currently stand at 71 percent, said the governor who was speaking during the Annual Youth Polytechnic Exhibition at Ukunda Polytechnic.
He urged primary school leavers unable to secure a place in institutions of higher education to enroll in the polytechnics so that they can acquire skills which will help them improve their lives.
He said those seeking to upgrade their skills in technical disciplines were also eligible to join the institutions.
“Our resolve as a government is to ensure more youths acquire skills and increase their chances of securing employment,” said Mr. Mvurya.
He said that since he came to office, the county government has increased the number of the institutions from 13 to 30.
He added that the polytechnics will be adequately equipped and provided with qualified tutors so that they can offer quality education to the trainees.
The Governor challenged local youths to apply for loans from the County Trade Revolving Fund to either start or expand their businesses.
He said that the county government is engaging other stakeholders in supporting youth initiatives meant to improve their welfare.
By James Muchai