Nyeri National Polytechnic to get more hostels via State’s affordable housing, says Ruto

President William Ruto accompanied by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu PS Esther Muhoria and other leaders congratulate the Nyeri National Polytechnic staff for the successful launch of Jitume ICT Hub during centenary celebrations of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the country.

President William Ruto has said that his Government’s affordable housing housing programme will extend to Nyeri National Polytechnic through the construction of hostels for students.

The president who graced and joined the polytechnic to celebrate and mark 100 years of Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVETs) in Kenya pledged to tarmac the road leading to the institution.

He also promised to kickstart the upgrading of Nyamachaki Primary School. He donated KSh10 million to reinforce the infrastructural development of the primary school.


President William Ruto and Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu with other leaders at Nyeri National Polytechnic yesterday during centenary celebrations of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the country.

The President also toured the polytechnic’s Jitume ICT Hub and ODEL Centre.


President Ruto leads celebrations as Kenya’s TVETs mark 100th anniversary

“We are committed to the support of practical education and empowerment initiatives to our youths who are the future pillars of this country,” he said.

The President was accompanied by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, Principal Secretary State Department for Technical, Vocational Education and Training Dr Esther Muoria among officials

President Ruto said that the TVETs have made huge milestones in the country and the sector is focused in ensuring that the Government achieves its industrialisation agenda.

He further said that the technical institutions have grown from having 40,000 students to 350,000 today.

Ruto expressed his pleasure on the 9000 students who qualified to join University but opted to pursue TVETs because of its emphasis on practical skills.

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