All Students Must Attend NYS Training Before University Admission.
Every Student Must Attend NYS Training Before University Admission
The National Youth Service (NYS) program from the 1980s may soon be revived if President William Ruto’s government accepts the recommendations of the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms.
This suggestion was made by the group, which was led by Prof. Raphael Munavu, in a paper that was published on Tuesday, August 1. All high school graduates would be required to undergo a three-month community service training program under this idea.
Additionally, all Kenyan nationals would need to go through the same nine-month training in order to access the labor market after graduating from college.
Therefore, it is essential to reinstate community service learning programs for students who have completed their degrees. This program strives to create among our kids a strong work ethic, enhance cultural understanding, teach patriotism, and foster peaceful cohabitation.
Community service training will soon be required in order to enroll in higher school and get a job.
Part of the report’s recommendations made by the committee was the suggestion that “a certificate of compliance to the community service be issued as proof before admission into the world of work.”
A strategy for Kenya’s educational system, which involves the problematic implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), was developed by this group.
The report lays a lot of emphasis on community service as a way to get students ready for future obligations, both personal and professional.
According to the research, “community service learning” fosters in pupils a sense of civic duty to help and uplift their communities.
Despite the fact that the study does not state a start date for community learning, if it were to be adopted, the Ministry of Education would be in charge of developing a policy.
The ministry of education (“MoE”) is advised in the study to “develop and operationalize a policy for mandatory Community Service Learning Programs for all students upon completion of Senior School, TVET, and University education.”
The first three months of these programs, which aim to foster cross-cultural engagement and national cohesiveness, would take place after senior high school in one’s home County, and the second three months would follow TVET/university studies in a different County.