News Categories: Education, Research and Vocational Training

21 Feb
By: Joyce Mutai 0

OUTSTANDING BURSARY PROGRAM HAILED BY VISITING COUNTIES.

A team from FORD Foundation  InterCounty Exchange Programme from Makueni, Kitui and Bomet counties are in Nandi County to learn more about the bursary management system used by the department of Education and Vocational Training.

CECM Education and Vocational Training Grace Sugut emphasized on how the beneficiaries are identified. “The process is very transparent as the needy students are identified from the ward level and an online bursary form is filled with the details of beneficiaries as per category of Education, amount allocated and total number of beneficiaries per school in each Financial year” she added.

Of importance to note, is that County Government of Nandi has been allocating Kshs. 60 Million every Financial year with an aim improving access to education to the needy residents of Nandi County, enhancing equity in Education and improving literacy level in the County and ensuring that a specific portion of the County annual budget is devoted to the Education Fund Act.

Also present were CECM Administration and E-government, Sports, Chief Officers Education and Vocational Training, Agriculture and Sports.

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17 Feb
By: Joyce Mutai 0

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING JOINS BARAKA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN A THANKSGIVING CEREMONY IN KAPSABET.

The County Government of Nandi, department of Education and Vocational training today joined teachers, parents and students of Baraka School Kapsabet during a thanks giving celebration of t last year’s performance.

The school’s director Mrs. Lydia Sagasi  thanked the parents and teachers for the efforts they put in ensuring that the students delivered.

The Director congratulated Mr. Meshack Patis the head teacher, for the excellent performance as the school had a total of 37 students  who scored grade of A in his Maths subject.

Chief Officer Daniel Sang rewarding the head teacher Mr. Meshack Patis.

Representing the CECM, Chief Officer Education and Vocational training Mr Daniel Sang applauded the students for the performance they depicted.

Chief Officer Daniel Sang with School Director Mrs. Lydia Sagasi.

” Giving thanks to God for whatever marks and grade attained is important. We encourage the students to fear God, maintain discipline and work hard” he added.

The School recorded 100% transition from Standard 8 to Secondary school which is in line with national policy with over 13 candidates scoring over 400 marks.

Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training making his remarks during the Thanksgiving ceremony at Baraka School.

In attendance were the County Director ECDE Mr Samwel Biwot and Parents, Teachers Association representative Advocate Timon Lel.

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03 Feb
By: Joyce Mutai 0

COUNTY GOVERNMENT DEBURSES 24 MILLION SHILLINGS CHEQUES TO 6330 STUDENTS

In a bid to ensure that education is accessible to all, the County Government of Nandi through the department of Education and Vocational Training has issued out bursaries to all the needy students who went through a rigorous identification process done in all the 30 wards.

The process of identifying beneficiaries was done from 28th October to 4th November 2019 across all the wards and a list of beneficiaries forwarded to NACEF Committee for vetting, Verification and Approval.

Speaking during the function held at St. Elizabeth Chepkunyuk Girls , Governor Sang emphasized on how committed the County Government is committed in the exercise.

Governor Sang issuing 6 million Cheque to Kapsabet School for the deaf representing other special needs beneficiaries.

“We have so far issued out bursaries for the last 2 and a half  years and today we are giving out cheques worth 24 million to students with special needs and also from Secondary schools,”he added.

CECM Education and Vocational Training Grace Sugut appreciated the stakeholders involved in education sector and urged them to work together in supporting the needy students.

CECM Grace making her remarks at St. Elizabeth Chepkunyuk.

This year, the number of students benefiting from bursary allocation has increased from 6182 to 6330 students as compared to last year. It is worth mentioning that the unit of allocating these funds are at ward level and each ward gets 2 million shillings as per the NACEF Act 2016.

The beneficiaries include students with special needs drawn from different institutions and those from Secondary schools who received 6million and 18 million respectively.

 

Governor Sang with his Deputy Governor together with the various Sub County Administrators.

Also present was Deputy County Commissioner Nandi Hills Mr. Mbogai Rioba, Chief Officer in the department Mr. Daniel Sang among other county officials together with NACEF Members.

 

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31 Jan
By: Maureen Cheruto 1

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO DISBURSE 2020 BURSARY CHEQUESS

The County government of Nandi through the department of Education and Vocational training will on 3rd Feb, 2020 release Bursary cheques to the qualified beneficiaries.
The event will be held at St. Elizabeth Chepkunyuk Girls,Chepkunyuk Ward, Nandi Hills Sub County.
This is in a bid to strengthen, enhance and maintain stability to the learners in their Education Process as envisaged by Governor Sang’s administration.

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04 Dec
By: Maureen Cheruto 0

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI TO BUILD A MODERN ECDE CLASSROOMS FOR KITAOR PRIMARY.

The county government of Nandi is partnering with Safaricom Foundations for building modern Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) classes for Kitaro Primary.

This is one way of improving the education standards for the children.

The county has been at the forefront of ensuring that education is achieved and that the child’s education foundation is catered for.

Speaking today during a handing over the site, the school headteacher Mr. David Kipchumba, expressed gratitude to the governor for considering their school to receive such an opportunity.

Team of procurement and public works officers together with the Head Teacher and the Chairman of the school board at Kiator Primary School.

He further appreciated the efforts of the new team at the Education Department stating that the project will help on easing congestion in the school and that it will enhance the good learning environment for the pupils.

The spearheading project contractor Johnstone sang, promised the school that he will provide good and quality work, thereby asking for full support for the teams being involved in the project.

The building will have two classrooms, an administrative office with good furniture and well-modified latrines that will be completed in less than four 4 months.

 

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29 Nov
By: Patrick Yego 0

NANDI DICECE COLLEGE HOLD THEIR 11TH GRADUATION

Early childhood development education or the preschool provides children with the new perspective on the importance of education that will remain with them throughout their schooling journey. The CECM for Education and Vocational Training Ms Grace Sugut joined Nandi DICECE (District Centres for Early Childhood Education) College fraternity for their 11th Graduation ceremony. Nandi DICECE in Kapsabet being the leading ECDE training institution in Nandi County has experienced a tremendous rise in the number of students every year.

Photo: Grace Sugut- CECM Education and Vocational Training

The CECM who was the Chief Guest appraise the graduates that they have been trained as professional ECDE Teachers and educators. She echoed that the students need to understand they have chosen a profession that is regarded as a calling, with compassion and care. She encouraged them to carry out their teaching duties with pride and humility. The knowledge and skills that the 81 graduates have acquired through the rigorous training here should be put into practice.

She also reiterated the fact that teacher education and training lays the foundation for the development of the human capital of every nation without which social development and economic prosperity would be impossible. As trained and qualified teachers, they have the greatest contribution to build up the character of their young children and help them to become ideal citizens of our county.

Photo: Nandi DICECE graduands

The CECM affirmed that the County Government of Nandi being led by H.E The Governor, Stephen Arap Sang is very committed to improving and sustaining quality services in the ECD Sector through gradual recruitment of more ECD Teachers, constructing more ECD Centres to accommodate the high rising number of ECD Children, provision of Competency Based Curriculum teaching resources among many other lined up activities.

The Nandi County ECDE Director Mr. Samuel Biwott commended the CECM for the attendance and the helpful support that The County Government of Nandi through the department of Education has been offering the College to see the students learn in a conducive environment and get quality education for them to be of great value to the society.

Photo: Samuel Biwott- Director ECDE Nandi

The principal Nandi DECECE, Mr. Joseph Chepsiror applauded the Department of Education and Vocational Training and the entire County Government of Nandi administration for the tireless effort in supporting the college through furnishing of learning facilities and offering bursaries to students adding that the institution is looking forward to an increased enrollment in the next intake.

Photo: Joseph Chepsiror – Principal, Nandi DICECE College

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14 Nov
By: Patrick Yego 0

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING WELCOMES THE NEW CECM

The Department of Education and Vocational Training is aspiring to take Nandi County to greater heights in service delivery as far as matters education are concerned. The new CECM for Education and Vocational Training met with staff from the Department’s headquarters for the first time since her appointment. The meeting held at Nandi DiCECE College was aimed at having a one on one interaction and also a platform for the CECM to highlight her plans and focus for the Department of Education and Vocational Training.

The meeting brought together officers from all the work units of the Department. Education is one of the broad departments in the County Government of Nandi with over 1500 staff spread across all the 6 sub-counties in Nandi majority being the ECDE teacher.

During the meeting, the acting Director in charge of Vocational Training Daniel Ruto congratulated the CECM on her appointment into the Department and also pledged to work with all the members of the staff in order to achieve the set goals of the department. Mr. Samuel Biwott, the County Director ECDE noted that the Department is ready to accord the new CECM total support so that she performs her duties amply.

Speaking during the meeting, the Chief Officer urged all the members of the staff to be self-driven, positively focused and perform their duties diligently. He also highlighted the challenges which have affected the Department and pledged that with help of the CECM and full support from staff, those challenges shall be solved to ensure smooth running of day to day activities.

The new CECM Ms. Grace Sugut expressed her joy that it was indeed pleasure and honor to join the Department of Education and Vocational Training. She affirmed that the laid out plans will see all the Departmental aspirations attained within a stipulated time. The department is focusing on improving the standard of Early Childhood Education, Vocational Training Centres and assisting the needy students through bursaries and scholarships.

On her closing remarks, the CECM challenged staff to observe all the office etiquette and integrity and to work diligently towards delivering for the purpose of the people of Nandi.

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08 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

KOITALEL SAMOEI UNIVERSITY SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI TO ESTABLISH A CAMPUS IN KAIMOSI AGRICULTURAL TRAINING CENTRE..

 

Nandi is an Agricultural County with a better part of its population greatly depending on it for their well-being. Therefore, there is a need to introduce more and better strategies of improving the sector. One of these strategies include bringing knowledge and skills closer to the farmers, strengthening research and innovation as well as enhancing professionalism this field. Koitalel Samoei University is looking forward to partnering with the county so as to achieve this.

Today the members of Koitalel Samoei University Council and representatives from the Ministry of Education visited the county to brainstorm on possible areas of collaboration, asses on the suitability and availability of resources for the establishment of Koitalel Samoei University, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science in Kaimosi Agricultural Training Center (ATC).

According to the Principal of Koitalel Samoei University, Prof. Gideon Misoi, the University will have it’s Main Campus is Nandi-Hills and planning to have other branches in the Sub-Counties. He further added that the institution has earmarked Kaimosi ATC as potential campus with the priority of establishing Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science there.

The team from Koitalel Samoei University led by the University Council Chairman Prof. Risly Ngala together with the County’s Departments of Education and Vocational Training; and that of Agriculture and Co-operative Development held a consultative meeting to discuss on the potentiality of Kaimosi ATC as one of it’s training centers. The team together with Julius Kiboi-, the Principal, Kaimosi ATC toured the center and assessed the training capacity as well as the availability of land and other resources.

The CECM for Education, Research and Vocational Training, Grace Sugut, affirmed that the County Government of Nandi is looking forward to partnering with Koitalel Samoei University so as to bring the training programs closer to the people.

Chief Officer for Agriculture and Co-operative Development
Mr. Wilson Lelei applauded Koitalel Samoei University for identifying the potential of Kaimosi ATC saying that it will open up better opportunities for acquisition of knowledge and skill practice leading to the improvement in Agricultural productivity in the county.

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04 Nov
By: Kipsaro Boit 1

KOITALEL SAMOEI UNIVERSITY SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI TO ESTABLISH A CAMPUS IN KAIMOSI ATC.

Nandi is an Agricultural County with a better part of its population greatly depending on it for their well-being. Therefore, there is a need to introduce more and better strategies of improving the sector. One of these strategies include bringing knowledge and skills closer to the farmers, strengthening research and innovation as well as enhancing professionalism this field. Koitalel Samoei University is looking forward to partnering with the county so as to achieve this.

The delegation to Kaimosi ATC led by Prof. Risley Ngala and Grace Sugut (middle) during the visit.

Today the members of Koitalel Samoei University Council and representatives from the Ministry of Education visited the county to brainstorm on possible areas of collaboration, asses on the suitability and availability of resources for the establishment of Koitalel Samoei University, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science in Kaimosi Agricultural Training Center (ATC).

Prof. Misoi and Prof. Ngala appropriating a section of livestock production

According to the Principal of Koitalel Samoei University, Prof. Gideon Misoi, the University will have it’s Main Campus is Nandi-Hills and planning to have other branches in the Sub-Counties. He further added that the institution has earmarked Kaimosi ATC as potential campus with the priority of establishing Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science there.
 
The team from Koitalel Samoei University led by the University Council Chairman Prof. Risly Ngala together with the County’s Departments of Education and Vocational Training; and that of Agriculture and Co-operative Development held a consultative meeting to discuss on the potentiality of Kaimosi ATC as one of it’s training centers. The team together with Julius Kiboi-, the Principal, Kaimosi ATC toured the center and assessed the training capacity as well as the availability of land and other resources.
 
The CECM for Education, Research and Vocational Training, Grace Sugut, affirmed that the County Government of Nandi is looking forward to partnering with Koitalel Samoei University so as to bring the training programs closer to the people.

CEC Member in charge of Education, Research and VTC Grace Sugut and Chief Officer in charge of Agriculture Wilson Lelei duing the meeting

 
Chief Officer for Agriculture and Co-operative Development
Mr. Wilson Lelei applauded Koitalel Samoei University for identifying the potential of Kaimosi ATC saying that it will open up better opportunities for acquisition of knowledge and skill practice leading to the improvement in Agricultural productivity in the county.
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28 Oct
By: Patrick Yego 1

IDENTIFICATION OF BURSARY BENEFICIARIES FOR FY 2019/20 KICKS OFF

The County Government of Nandi is keen on supporting the Education sector in the county by ensuring that needy students get support through the county bursary scheme. The Department of Education and Vocational Training has embarked on an exercise to vet the would-be beneficiaries of the County Bursary Fund to ensure that only the needy and deserving applicants benefit. This process is conducted through a public participation at the ward level so as to ensure the exercise is fair and transparent.

Photo: Chepkumia ward locals during the exercise

A total of Ksh60 million has been allocated for the FY 2019/20 and the process is overseen by Sub-County Administrators of the respective Sub-Counties. The amount is to be equally shared in all the 30 wards which means each ward gets a total of Ksh2 million which will be shared in the ratio of 30:30:30:10 which 30% for Universities and colleges, 30% for Vocational Training Centres, 30% for Secondary schools and 10% for students with special needs.

In the ongoing public participation process, the locals group themselves into their respective villages to identify and agree if an applicant is deserving or not. Once the locals have settled on the beneficiaries, their names are forwarded to the officers from the Department of Education where they are verified if the details are genuine and the students in question are admitted to various institutions of learning to root out masqueraders.

Speaking during the exercise at Chepkumia Ward, the Sub-County Administrator Emgwen, Mr Cosmas Kemboi pointed out that strict guidelines have been followed in the bursary allocation process include giving orphans the first priority. People with special needs, vulnerable and those without gainful employment yet have children in school are also considered.

Photo: Emgwen Sub-County Administrator Cosmas Kemboi

After the public participation process, a committee will compile a list of beneficiaries based on the set-out criteria. The list will be displayed in public places including churches and Chiefs’ offices. This is to give the public a chance to raise objections in case any undeserving people find their way in the final list.

Once ready, the cheques shall be collected by the beneficiaries at the office of the Ward Administrator of their respective wards.

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