(9) Women in TVET
Women comprise approximately 50% of the world population, yet
according to the available statistics, nearly 70% of the low-income earners are
In Kenya, the present comparative figures in education and
training are not very encouraging. In Primary Schools, the population of girls
is slightly above 50% and in Secondary Schools it is approximately 40%. In
Technical Training Programmes at tertiary level, it is as low as 3%.
In a country geared for industrial take off, it means that the
job opportunities for girls and women are going to be seriously affected.
However, it is important to note that the programmes introduced under the 8:4:4
system of education are non-discriminatory. The major issues are more of
cultural aspects which need to be