The government has announced plans to hire an additional 2,000 tutors in Technical and Vocational Education Training institutions (TVETs).
Speaking during Mashujaa Day celebrations on Friday, Ruto said the move will boost the provision of skills, knowledge and competencies among the youth.
“I am happy to note that we have concluded with the government of China the supply of equipment for another 70 technical training colleges in Kenya,” said Ruto.
“That will ensure that more young people have access to gadgets and tools that will improve their acquisition of knowledge and skills to enable them to be job ready,” he added.
The President further noted that the government has managed reduce teacher shortage by by having the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has recruit 56,000 teachers, which is half of the required number.
“This is the highest recruitment in the history of the commission in one year and the largest such exercise in Kenya’s history. In subsequent years, we commit to recruit even more,” he said.
Ruto said the government has engaged another 46,000 teacher interns to fill gaps in the sector.
He lauded the new funding model for higher education and technical training saying all needy students will be able access free college studies.
“The funding comprises government scholarships, loans and bursaries. Through this model, we have raised funding per student by 40 per cent,” said Ruto.
The President also took pride in the government’s decision to domicile Junior Secondary Schools in primary schools under Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).