Thursday, October 25, 2018- Deputy President William Ruto wants Kenyan Universities to stop offering several courses which he says add no value to the economy.
Among the courses the DP reckons are ‘useless’ include, History, Geography, Sociology and Anthropology.
Instead, Ruto has championed for technical and vocational courses offered by Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) colleges.
“I was a very good student of history myself, but while it is Okay for historians to tell us how Vasco Da Gama came, went somewhere and discovered this, he died.
“We need the gentlemen pr the lady who will fix our sewerage system or electricity when something is wrong.” He said during the launch of TVET Competency Based Educational Training Framework.
“There are over 1000 students learning sociology and anthropology, but if you look at the requirements of the industry, how many anthropologists or sociologists do we need?
“We end up with graduates many of whom cannot be placed in a proper job environment.
On the same breath, Ruto dissuaded parents from pressuring their children to join university programmes.
“People often say we all cannot be doctors or lawyers and that is true.
“That is why we should be masons, electricians and machine technologists.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.