UTILITY OF GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES IN TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS ON STUDENT ENROLMENT IN BUNGOMA COUNTY, KENYA

Jayne Nasimiyu Wasike, Julius K. Maiyo

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The Government of Kenya lays great emphasis on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for her social and economic growth in the 21st century. Her estimated requirements for an effectual technical workforce, is in hundreds of thousands by the year 2030. The prerequisite for this milestone is pegged on attainment of a gross enrolment ratio of 20% in TVET institutions annually, whose enrolment however, continues to be far below targeted numbers. It was against these facts that the current study sought to investigate the government initiatives in TVET institutions on student enrolment in Bungoma County, Kenya. The study targeted 82 TVET institutions, 82 principals, 714 lecturers, 9098 students. The study employed proportionate stratified random sampling, simple random sampling and census to select the TVET institutions and respondents from the 9 sub-counties in Bungoma County. From the 82 TVET institutions in Bungoma County, proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select 65 TVET institutions for the study. Data collection tools comprised questionnaires for primary data which had closed-ended. The study recommended that all TVET institutions and be should utilized for learning and administration in the institutions.

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