Kenya’s NYS graduates to showcase skills at Gilgil pass-out parade


Kenya’s National Youth Service (NYS) will hold a pass-out parade ceremony today at the Gilgil training academy in Nakuru.

The event will see a new cluster of graduates who have undergone a six-month initial paramilitary training.

The NYS offers training in various skills, including engineering, fashion and design, business management, catering, agriculture, secretarial, plant operation, and construction.

Since 2013, the number of NYS recruits has increased to close to 30,000 annually.

During the last graduation ceremony in June 2020, retired President Uhuru Kenyatta directed security agencies to absorb more NYS graduates into their ranks, citing their reliability, diligence, and excellence.

He called on the Police Service and other disciplined services to redouble their efforts to absorb the NYS cohorts.

The NYS has launched a servicemen and women tracking system, enabling employers to access a database of NYS graduates among other benefits.

This technology-enabled tracking and reporting system is expected to promote transparency and accountability in the service.

The NYS pass-out parade ceremony is a significant milestone for the graduates, who have undergone rigorous training to serve their country.

It is also an opportunity for the government to demonstrate its commitment to investing in the youth and empowering them with the necessary skills to become productive members of society.

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