Students Compelled to Join NYS Training Before Joining University .
A proposal from the presidential working committee on education reforms has been embraced by President William Ruto’s administration . Upon adoption of the proposal, there is going to be mandatory community service training for students that existed in 1980s National Youth Service NYS program before joining university.
The education reforms committee led by Prof. Raphael Munavu,presented the above recommendation in a comprehensive report released on Tuesday, August 1 2023 .
The proposal directs that all students graduating from secondary school would be obliged to complete a three-month community service training program before entering university.
The proposal further directs that inorder got one to enter the job market after college graduation, every Kenyan citizens would need to undergo identical nine-month training successfully.
This directive calls for reintroduction of the community service learning programs for post-graduation students.
According to Munavu committee, the plan aims to improve on peaceful coexistence, installation of patriotism, promotion of cultural understanding as well as cultivate a strong work ethic among youths.
Going forward, one must train in community service since it will become a crucial prerequisite for accessing higher education and entering the workforce in Kenya
Former institution will be compelled to issue a certificate of compliance to the community service as proof to enable admission into the world of work.”
The education reforms committee further devised a strategy for Kenya’s educational system among them the current implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum .
Emphasis is given on community service as a means of preparing students for personal and professional responsibilities in the future.
The committee further proposed that the ministry of education be responsible for crafting a policy.
However, it is not clear from the committee on when community learning would commence if implemented in the country.
Students Compelled to Join NYS Training Before Joining University