EDUCATION AND ICT

Vision

The department envisions ‘a globally competitive education, training and innovation for sustainable development.’

Mission

The department exists ‘to provide, promote and coordinate quality education and training, integration of information, communication, technology and innovation in a sustainable socio-economic development process.’

The department has been able to construct 25 EYE centers to completion and 39 other are in progress within the county. The department has also been able to construct 5 new vocational centers, a dormitory in Sero VTC, 2 Hostels at Nyagwethe VTC, a twin workshop at Mfangano, a twin workshop at Jwelu, renovated 9 VTCs and refurbish the Homa Bay ICT Hub.

During the MTEF period 2019/20-2020/21 the priority under Education & ICT is to improve the EYE, VET and ICT infrastructure by providing resources for Subsidized Vocational Training Centre Support Grant (SVTCSG) for renovation of existing VTCs infrastructure, construction of new workshops and acquisition of tools and equipment; construction and renovation of EYE classrooms; construction of additional ICT Innovation centers and renovations of the existing ones.

The Department is also working to increase allocation for bursary and increasing number of beneficiaries; purchase of teaching/learning materials, tools, machines and equipment for both EYE and VTCs across the 8 sub counties.

The Department remains focused on improving the quality of service delivery and infrastructure facilities for EYE learning and Vocational Training;

  • Strengthening the learning standards in all institutions;
  • by investing in centers of excellence;
  • establishing and improving vocational training centers;
  • improving ICT infrastructure in all sub counties;
  • developing an ICT Policy; and maintaining the existing fiber optic connectivity and networking other County departments.

The ICT department will also embark on training the public on computer packages and county staff on staff-tailored computer applications.

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