ERIC Number: ED105266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technical and Vocational Training in Kenya and the Harambee Institutes of Technology. Discussion Paper No. 169.
Godfrey, E. M.
The paper is one of a series dealing with different aspects of the fund-raising campaign, which began in mid-1971, for the establishment throughout Kenya of a large number of institutes of technology on a self-help basis. By March 1973, 17 such institutes had been proposed. In the absence of coordination each institute's planning committee is trying to draw up its own plan for curriculum, syllabus, enrollment, etc. It is an aim of this paper to bring together information which will be useful to this task and, it is hoped, will contribute to the public debate about the role that these institutes might play in Kenya's technical and vocational training system. The paper concentrates, therefore, on such fairly narrow, economic questions as sources of staff and students, employment prospects, and cost and financing. It starts with an analysis of the existing system of training and of plans for its expansion, based partly on a survey carried out by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in 1971 and on a followup to that survey in 1972. The plans of the proposed harambee institutes are then reviewed and, in conclusion, some observations about their prospects are made. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nairobi Univ. (Kenya). Inst. for Development Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Kenya