Gospel musicians Wahu Kagwi and Roy Smith Mwita aka Rufftone have been appointed by the Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed to the Office of Career Services.
This is part of the ministry’s efforts to revamp technical and vocational training institutions in Kenya as the musicians will be responsible for spearheading the agenda to the youths.
According to the Education Cabinet Secretary, the duo will be mandated with reaching out to the youth and giving the institutions a better appeal.
“There have been gaps in the preparation of graduates in terms of career expectations, skills needed, attitude and readiness for work.
The tertiary institutions, through the Office of Career Services, are expected to play a central role in addressing these issues,’’ she said in part.
The ministry is also planning to set up one national polytechnic in every county and a technical and vocational centre in every constituency within the next five years.
Wahu is a University of Nairobi graduate with a degree in Mathematics while Rufftone is a Graphic Designer by training.
While speaking during the unveiling of the deal between the two and the ministry of education, Wahu urged youths to grab the opportunity with both hands.
On his part, Rufftone lauded the move by the government having seen the effects of unemployment first hand when he first came to Nairobi.
“I came to Nairobi and settled in Umoja estate and there was a jobless corner, it literally was a jobless corner because my friends used to meet and hang out here because they had no jobs or any training, this is a good opportunity to train youths and they will be better placed to get jobs or create on,’’ disclosed the singer.
However, the finer details on how long the two will serve and remuneration remain scanty.