In sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya is among the few that has the lowest number of illiterate youth. Over the last 15 years there has only been 2% increase in adult and youth literacy. These observations were made by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) specialist Mr. Hassan Abdi when he visited the Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office today June 29Th 2016
A specialist from UNESCO Mr. Lamin Abdul Rahman noted that there was need for Higher Education Centers in Africa. He also noted that the youth do not have the required skills needed in the job market. Mr. Liam noted that the solution is to equip the education centers so that the youth can be taught the skills needed in the job market.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Mbithi on his part said this was a good initiative and welcomed the idea of Kenya being included in the program.
UNESCO has worked with many governments especially in developing countries, universities and the youth to increase development skills and increase the capacity of the youth to take up leadership roles.
The meeting was attended by ICT Director Mr. Ibrahim Otieno DVC Academics, Prof. Henry Mutoro, Director Corporate Affairs, Mr. John Orindi and Director Advancement Office Mr. Johnson Kinyua.