Monday, December 5, 2022

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By Pili Chimerah

All correctional facilities around the country conduct formal and vocational training.

This helps them in their reformation in that when they are reintegrated in society, they can be even better through education and what they have gained.

Visiting Thika Main and Women prisons on 19th October 2022,

The State Department for Correctional Services Director of Education and Vocational Training Coordination Unit, Dr. Margaret Mutuma encouraged more inmates to enroll in the studies as she addressed them.

“Education is very important and therefore I encourage you to enrol in these studies,” she said.

She promised them that the government is in full support of their transition to the next level once they are done with one.

Every year, there are inmates who are enrolled in the KCPE and KCSE. This year, 621 inmates have registered for KCPE while 99 have enrolled for KCSE.

Inmates who get enrolled in vocational training courses undergo a trade test offered by National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Inmates at the Thika Main Prison receive revision materials. Photo: Raphael Turunga

During the visit to the two prisons, Dr. Mutuma also led an exercise of distributing reading and revision materials. The distribution exercise is taking place in different correctional facilities across the country.

She urges the prison officers to keep on sensitizing and encouraging the inmates so that they can register themselves to benefit from the formal education and vocational training.

The State Department doing its best to ensure that learning in the different correctional facilities is improvised putting into consideration increasing learning spaces and also providing professional training to prison officers so that they can be professional teachers to the inmates.

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