The quest for a harmonised Regional TVET Skills Framework currently being implemented by the Inter University Council of East Africa will run up 2024, and is guided by Dutch consultants Cadena Global Advancement Tasks. The organisation has a well prepared a draft framework to be interrogated during the process.
“The harmonisation of TVET qualifications and occupational expectations has the goal of increasing obtain and enhancing the excellent of TVET applications “
It kicked off with a validation workshop in Nairobi in September, and is meant to relieve the mobility of students and staff across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
“The harmonisation of TVET skills and occupational benchmarks has the goal of expanding entry and improving upon the top quality of TVET plans in selected regional Flagship TVET Institutes, and supporting regional integration in East Africa,” mentioned Gaspard Banyankimbona, government secretary of the IUCEA.
It will be applied as a single of the goals of the East Africa Expertise for Transformation and Regional Integration Undertaking initiative of the Planet Lender, which has the harmonisation course of action as portion of component 3 of the project.
The portion focuses on boosting regional collaboration in TVET together with harmonisation of benchmarks and mutual recognition of qualifications in precedence spots like manufacturing, agro-processing, power, transportation and infrastructure, and ICT, he added.
“It contributes in component, to the broader purpose of the IUCEA of implementing the widespread larger education and learning spot in the EAC region,” extra the secretary, noting that the approach of synchronisation of qualifications started in March 2020 in a assembly that noticed the want for harmonisation of TVET skills and occupational expectations.
The meeting also suggested the institution of a Technological Operating Team to fast observe the harmonisation approach.
It is also in line the declaration of the move by the East African Local community heads of condition Summit of Might 2017, which declared the region a typical better education location.
The declaration efficiently ushered in a routine where all national higher schooling and instruction methods function and are guided by a widespread regional framework underneath which curricula, examinations and certification as nicely as tutorial and expert qualifications, and the good quality of the educational and coaching output in universities is now harmonised, he additional.
Banyankimbona noticed that the council has presently created the East African Skills Framework for Greater Education and learning, and place in location mechanisms to aid quality assurance and mutual recognition of skills, as regional devices for attaining a totally harmonised and integrated larger training and teaching process.