Mandera County government Department of Education has rehabilitated four vocational training centres in readiness to giving area youth skills for self-employment.
The Department’s Chief Officer (CO), Abdi Mohamed Ali while speaking to the press on Monday in his office said the county inherited six vocational training centres from the national government.
The six he said had poor infrastructure with the department rehabilitating Fino, Rhamu, Takaba and Mandera East centres.
Mandera East centre has already been registered by the board of technical education vocational authority.
The CO however, decried lack of subsided youth polytechnic tuition, a fund where every student receives Shs.15, 000 every year from the national government.
Mohamed noted that the county is committed to empowering the youths with life skills that will deter them from joining terrorist outfits.
The centres will assist primary school drop outs especially those that did not make it to secondary school level.
The over 500 students enrolled in the vocational centres are being taught skills on fashion design and information, communication and technology (ICT).
By Dickson Githaiga
Source: Kenya News Agency