Five colleges in the city were closed down on Tuesday, 11th of October, 2016. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVET) made the move citing that some of the institutions were non-compliant on accreditation while others were offering fake courses.
Technical Institute, Regional Institute, Cefored Institute of Relief and Development, Bonjour Institute and East African Institute were closed down by the authority for non-compliance with the set rules and guideline that are in place.
The director general of TVET Mr. Kipkurui Langat said that the mandate of the authority is to license, inspect, register and accredit the training institutions like the five affected and has done so because they went against its mandate.
He was further quoted saying;
“The closure of non-compliant institutions underscores the authority’s goal of meeting the Vision 2030 by providing market driven, competent skilled workforce with recognized training and certification. The authority will continue with its inspecting and licensing of all the TVET institutions and accreditation of programmes”
The crackdown was done in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentistry Board to ensure that those institutions offering medical courses to be vetted in a move that was taken to ensure that Kenyans get access to quality education in colleges offering middle-level training.
During the operation, Technical Institute and Regional Institute were found to be offering medical technology courses that were not licensed while the other colleges were neither registered nor accredited by the authority.
The campaign which was carried by the authority which has colluded with other agencies are targeting more than 100 institutions across the country offering courses which have not been licensed.