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We have Repositioned National Youth Service (NYS) to Enable the Youth Contribute More Effectively to Nation-building, President Kenyatta Says

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday stated the Authorities has repositioned the Nationwide Youth Service (NYS) as a key pillar of its technique for enabling the youth to contribute extra successfully to nation-building.

The President famous that since 2013 greater than 114,568 servicemen and ladies have been concerned in programmes of nationwide curiosity with constructive impacts on the nation’s socio-economic growth.

“For example, underneath the Youth Empowerment Programme, we have been capable of grade a complete of 557 Kilometers of rural entry roads to murram normal in varied elements of the nation; drilled 68 boreholes and constructed 197 water dams and 217 water pans; and constructed 96 ablution blocks, 3 social halls, 7 mannequin housing blocks, 7 clinics, and eight police posts in varied casual settlements in Nairobi.

“The Service has additionally established 696 youth financial savings and credit score societies from which the youth are accessing reasonably priced credit score to begin micro and small enterprises,” he stated.

The Head of State spoke on the NYS Coaching School in Gilgil, Nakuru County, the place he presided over the passing-out parade of 9,464 NYS recruits comprising 6773 servicemen and 2691 service ladies together with 45 individuals dwelling with incapacity.

Additional, President stated the NYS additionally took half within the revitalization of the meter-gauge railway line throughout the nation, management of the desert locust in 13 counties and planting of over a million tree seedlings in the direction of the attainment of 10% nationwide tree cowl.

He identified that the transformation of NYS has led to different achievements together with a rise within the annual youth enlistment from 4,000 in 2013 to 30,000 at current, leading to 118,189 youths being recruited from all sub-counties throughout the nation.

“This quantity is similar to the variety of youths the Service had recruited between 1964 and 2012, the 12 months instantly previous my administration.

“This meteoric rise within the variety of recruits becoming a member of NYS coupled with the improved requirements of coaching launched, have been vital in safeguarding the socio-economic pursuits of the Kenyan youth as contained in our growth blueprints,” President Kenyatta stated. 

The President added that institutional reforms have additionally expanded alternatives for 1000’s of younger individuals, most of whom wouldn’t have had the assets to accumulate the abilities and coaching supplied at NYS.

On the similar time, President Kenyatta stated the Authorities has scaled up the absorption of NYS graduates into the disciplined companies in addition to different private and non-private companies.

Within the present monetary 12 months, President Kenyatta stated his administration has secured 2,649 job placements for NYS graduates.

“Of those, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the Nationwide Police Service (NPS) have recruited 500 every, Kenya Prisons Companies has absorbed 61 whereas the Kenya Airports Authority has concluded interviews for 200 whom they intend to make use of whereas the NYS itself has absorbed 700,” the President stated.    

He urged different employers within the nation to reap the benefits of the reservoir of well-trained and disciplined NYS graduates and accord them desire in employment.

He expressed satisfaction that the data administration monitoring system he launched on the faculty final 12 months has been instrumental in monitoring servicemen and ladies from the time of recruitment to admission into the paramilitary coaching, deployment to nationwide service, enrolment in technical and vocational coaching to job placement.

“I’m happy to notice that this technique has made it simpler for the Service to course of requests from potential employers at any time when there are job openings,” President Kenyatta added.

To reposition NYS coaching establishments as centres of excellence that put together graduates for the calls for of a future the place the digital financial system will take centre stage, he stated programs like Synthetic Intelligence, robotics, the Web of Issues, 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing and nano applied sciences should be integrated into the curriculum.

“Nevertheless, this should not compromise on the excellence in NYS’s conventional areas of power,” President Kenyatta stated.

Congratulating the graduands, the President suggested them to make use of their coaching, abilities, practices, attitudes and values to forge a brighter future for themselves, their households, their communities and the nation.

In her remarks, Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs CS Prof. Margaret Kobia stated underneath the steerage of President Kenyatta, NYS has made an enormous contribution to the nation’s socio-economic.

“Your Excellency Sir, since assuming workplace in 2013 and underneath your steerage, NYS has made notable contributions unfold throughout the nation and past.  Now we have little doubt, you’ll depart NYS stronger than you discovered it,” stated CS Kobia

NYS Director-Normal Matilda Sakwa and School Commandant Nicholas Makhoha additionally spoke on the passing-out parade attended by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Inspector Normal of Police Hillary Mutyambai amongst different senior Authorities officers.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Presidency of the Republic of Kenya.

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