Report of progress made by KENAPCO
KENAPCO was registered in 2011. Since then, the following achievements have been made:
- In 21st August 2013, there was the first annual meeting held in Boulevard Hotel. KENAPCO and APCK both being associations representing private colleges merged and adopted KENAPCO that had been registered. KENAPCO constitution was also adopted but some amendments were recommended which have been already done. Now KENAPCO has a new constitution.
The officials of the two associations merged and appointed new “officials who were approved in a General meeting “
- The second General meeting was on 25th September, 2013 at Kenya National Archives. 37 national members attended the meeting. The meeting confirmed the office bearers and the committee members. Members agreed to pay each Kshs. 3,000.00 as annual registration verses subscription fee of Kshs. 1,000.00 per month, payable from October, 2013 to upkeep the association running.
- Members agreed on way forward as to plan courtesy calls with the main stakeholders which include ; KNEC, TIVET, KICD, FKE, KEPSA, CUE, Principal Secretary of Education, and Cabinet Secretary of Education.
- The third AGM was on 6th November, 2013 at Kenya Archives.
- The new officials were approved by the AGM. They are the following:
- There was a lot emphasis regarding lobbying which had just started.
- There was also the point of formalizing KENAPCO by opening bank account, opening an office etc.
KENAPCO account had Kshs. 36,000.00 by the time according to treasurer report.
- LOBBYING - On 14th November 2013, we met the DTE. The Deputy Director of Technical Education and Training. (DTVET) held the meeting at Teleposta Towers, 24th floor. We discussed:
- Implementation of TVET Act 2013.
- The quality of training in middle level colleges.
- It was agreed that forthwith all notifications from government will be channeled through KENAPCO to all private colleges.
- TVET aims at developing curricula, accrediting, testing and certification of all training in ordinary certificates and diplomas in respect to vision 2030.
- On 10th February 2014, KNEC accepted our courtesy call and promised to receive us in the near future. We met the new KNEC CEO, Mr. Joseph Kivilu on 19/11/2014.
- On Thursday 27th of February 2014, we met with Dr. Lydia Nzomo of KICD where we discussed in details matters related to middle level training. The Dr. supported our cause and noted that KNEC certificates are still very valid.
- On 17th April 2014, we met with FKE Public Relations executive, Ms Rose Mwaura. We agreed to register with the body which we have since done.
- 4th April 2014, the Secretary met with Mr. Bob Williams, the Country Governor of KEPSA. Our challenges and solutions were the main points. KEPSA backed KENAPCO and advised us to join them.
- On 12th March 2014, some committee members met with KECEPTIA – Kenya Early Childhood Education Private Institution Association which has 30 members and based in Kiambu County. Their objective is middle level teachers training courses. They agreed to join our national body KENAPCO.
- 25th October 2014,met the Vice chancellor Technical University.
- 19th November 2014, met CEO KNEC Mr. Joseph Kivilu. Mr. Mutie had met an activist Mr. Nduda and the issue of Betting and petition the issue of taking the universities to government to stop them from offering diploma and certificate.