Kisii County Government and Kisii National Polytechnic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in areas of common interest.
The two government entities will partner in agriculture, engineering, road construction and other value-added programmes.
Kisii Governor James Ongwae said through the engagement students will participate in cabro blocks making. “We have provided the institution with a machine which will offer practical lessons to students.”
Ongwae said that they will further engage the institution’s dressmaking department in making uniforms for various cadres.
“Technical and Vocational Training Institutions in the country have a crucial role in training Masons, plumbers and electricians. Informal employment is key to our economy.”
Kisii National Polytechnic Board of Management Chairman Prof Kisilu Kitainge said that the institution has a population of 10,000 students. “We have had incredible growth. The partnership will ensure that our students gain relevant skills.”
The Institution is already in the process to have its Banana Wine certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.
By Frank Akunga