In Summary
  • Building technology, metal processing technology and carpentry and joinery did not have a single female student in all the institutions.
  • However, ICT was the most popular course in both gender with an entry of 108 male students and 113 female students.

The choice of courses by Kenyan youths is driven by gender and attitude, a new study has revealed.

According to a study conducted on vocational training centres, by Zizi Afrique Foundation’s Ujana360 project, the imbalance in gender was clear in both the general enrolment and the choice of courses.

The 30 vocational training centres where the study was conducted had a total enrolment of 3,183 students. Of these, 60 percent (1,922) were male and the rest 1,026 were female, with a difference in gender of about 800 students.

GARMENT MAKING

Building technology, metal processing technology and carpentry and joinery did not have a single female student enrolled across all the institutions.

On the other hand, fashion design and garment making, and hairdressing and beauty therapy were predominantly female courses.

There were only three male students who registered for each of the courses.

“In terms of gender, male students preferred motor vehicle technology, building technology, metal processing technology, carpentry and joinery, plumbing and computer and electronics. Female students, on the other hand, preferred Fashion design and garment making, hairdressing and beauty therapy, and catering and housekeeping,” stated part of the report.

However, ICT was the most popular course in both gender with an entry of 108 male students and 113 female students

PREFERRED COURSES

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