The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) and the Kenya Qualifications Authority (KNQA) have been given permission by the government to continue accrediting training programs at higher institutions.
This came to light after a report by the Directorate of University Education showed that many tertiary institutions are not prepared to incorporate competency-based education and training (CBET) curricula into their curriculum in light of the anticipated changes as the nation transitions to a new educational system.
According to the research, higher education institutions are unable to implement CBET, which is tasked with fostering paths for creativity and practical abilities that will combine academic knowledge and innovation.
In the change of policy, the technical institutions were allowed to admit trainees in the already licensed TVET Curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council courses.
Principal Secretary of the State Department for Technical, Vocational Education, and Training, Dr. Esther Thaara Muoria, revoked a previous circular dated September 12, 2022.
“I am aware you are in receipt of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) Circular Ref: TVETA 5/2 dated September 12, 2022 (announcing) the suspension of licensing of TVET CDACC courses and training,” Thaara said.
The 2013 Presidential Task Force on Parastatal Reforms advocated giving the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and Kenya National Examinations Council control over the Tveta’s licensing and mandating