The Engineering Technology Bill Makes Tremendous Progress in Parliament
The eagerly awaited proposed Kenya Engineering Technology and Technician Bill 2015, went through its second reading on 30th September, 2015. The Bill sailed through with twenty seven members of parliament supporting it and two members who also supported with amendments and one member who opposed it totally. The proposer of the Bill, Hon. Cecilia Ngetich said that she got overwhelming support from those who understand the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system as the system of education and training that will make Kenya achieve vision 2030. As the Chair of the Education parliamentary Subcommittee on TVET, “I did my homework well to educate my colleagues and other stakeholders who were interested on my call” said Hon.Cecilia Ngetich.
The Engineering Technologists and Technicians need to be regulated in line with the global practice enshrined in the Sydney and Dublin Accords.
The third and final reading will be done sometimes in November 2015. Full Hansard can be accessed through this link