TVC Calls For More Infrastructure To Cater To The Growing Student Enrolment

Kakrao Technical and Vocational College (TVC) needs more infrastructure to cater to the growing number of students enrolment in the Migori-based institution.

The TVC is one of the fastest growing technical centers in Migori County serving more than 1000 students from the South Nyanza region but lack of infrastructure may slow down its progress in giving out education skills.

The institution which is still being mentored infrastructural-wise by Rongo University has grown since 2014 and is currently offering more than 40 different courses in Agriculture, Business, and Engineering among others.

However, according to the Kakrao TVC Principal, Engineer Flex Odhiambo, the institution needs at least three projects to cater to more than 1000 students currently enrolled in the institution.

Odhiambo said that the institution requires tuition, workshops, and milling blocks to host key learning materials for the betterment of the technical education skills being offered in the center.

‘We need a tuition block to hos
t business and general service courses and a workshop to host the Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering equipment for our engineering students’, noted Odhiambo.

The Principal, however, acknowledged that the Ministry of Education has graced the institution with milling and processing plants but the lack of a Milling block to host the equipment for teaching was still a challenge.

He noted that the institution can have a milling block in place for food processing and packaging.

However, The Public Investment Committee (PIC) on Governance and Education Chaired by Hon Wanami Wamboka while touring Rongo University on Wednesday to assess the progress of stalled projects recommended that all projects being overseen by Rongo University be reverted and handed back to the management of Kakrao TVC.

Currently, the stalled projects at the TVC which were being implemented by Rongo University include the construction of the Twin Workshop, classrooms, and office block that is largely being funded by the Suna East-
National Government-Constituency Development Funds (NG-CDF).

Odhiambo affirmed that the funds that were required to complete the projects from the CDF were 10 Million, disclosing that already some funds have been allocated for this financial year.

The inspection visits by the PIC at Rongo University also aimed to establish the reports of the Auditor General for the financial years of 2018/2019 to 2020/2021 on issues of stalled projects and analysis of work remaining in the lecture halls and water treatment plant projects at the institution.

Source: Kenya News Agency