Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) officials have shut down Over 40 TVET institutions and middle-level colleges that have been operating in Nairobi’s CBD without government approval.
The operation that began on 28th January 2020 across Nairobi saw students stranded as the authority asked the respective management teams to shut down the institutions.
TVETA Director-General Lang’at Kipkirui noted the exercise was to bring sanity to the sector and ensure quality training.
“This crackdown is aimed at streamlining training in the mid-level colleges to ensure that students get value for their time and money. We shall have disadvantaged these Kenyans if we allow such colleges to operate,” said Dr.Lan’gat.
Poor infrastructure and fear of running a parallel curriculum were among the concerns raised by the authority on the closure of the institutions.
The principals of the colleges have since been arrested and taken to Central Police Station to record statements.
A similar raid conducted last week in Eastleigh saw Alison Community College closed,38 students and five members arrested over claims of using the college to conduct extreme religious training.
The crackdown of unaccredited colleges will end today in Nairobi upon which the TVETA team will proceed to other Counties in the Country for the same.
Below is a list of all the mid-level colleges shut down.
- Intraglobal Training Institute (Tom Mboya Street, Nairobi)
- Vision Stars Training Institute (Tom Mboya Street, Nairobi)
- Kenafric College of Professional Studies (Tom Mboya Street, Nairobi)
- Equimax Modern Training College
- Clique College of Hairdressing
- Metab Institute
- Bright Touch College