Mandatory NYS Training For Students Before Joining University. If the suggestions of the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms are put into practice, President William Ruto’s administration may soon reintroduce the National Youth Service (NYS) program-style requirement for community service training.
The concept was presented by a group under the direction of Prof. Raphael Munavu in a paper released on Tuesday, August 1. All seniors, or those who have completed their secondary education, would be required to complete a three-month community service training course.
After graduating from college, every Kenyan will have to go through the same nine-month training program in order to reach the job market.
Because of this, it is essential to bring back community service learning programs for students after they graduate in order to preserve peaceful coexistence and teach our children patriotism, an understanding of other cultures, and a work ethic.
Mandatory NYS Training For Students Before Joining University
Training in community service will be crucial for pursuing higher education and entering the workforce.
As part of its recommendations, the committee recommended that “a certificate of compliance to community service be issued as proof before admission into the world of work.”
The group was formed to develop a strategy for Kenya’s educational system, including the controversial Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The report’s recommendation emphasizes community service as a means of preparing students for future responsibilities in both their personal life and the profession.
According to the study, “community service learning” encourages students to develop a feeling of civic responsibility in order to support and strengthen their communities.
Even though the study does not define when community learning will begin if implemented, the Ministry of Education is in responsibility of developing a policy.
The Ministry of Education (“MoE”) was advised in the study to “develop and operationalise a policy for mandatory Community Service Learning Programmes for all students upon completion of Senior School, TVET, and University education.
“The programs will be delivered in two halves, with the first three months taking place after senior high school in one’s native county and the second three months taking place after TVET/university studies in a different county, in order to promote cross-cultural engagement and national unity.