H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta today presided over the passing out parade of 11,714 National Youth Service (NYS) recruits held at their Gilgil Training College.
In her welcoming remarks, Cabinet secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender, Prof. Margaret Kobia assured the Head of State that NYS has been restructured according to his presidential directive of 2018 to ensure resources are utilized for the intended purpose and the New National Youth Service operates and practices high standards of professional ethics.
"We now have National Youth Service Council that provides oversight to the management and ensures that the mandate and functions of NYS are aligned with Government development priorities and the Big Four Agenda", Prof Kobia affirmed.
The Cabinet Secretary noted that H.E the President's focus and investment in youth development has delivered positive impact that has been acknowledged regionally and globally. For example, the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Development index that measures education attainment, health, employment opportunities, civic and political participation, confirmed Kenya has improved living conditions of the youth in Africa.
However, she added that much more needs to be done as Country to provide opportunities for the youth to reach their full potential. ... See MoreSee Less
@NYS_Ke @PSYGKenya 3/3 "I note with satisfaction positive reports from the private sector which validate our assurance to investors that NYS offers disciplined, dependable, skilled, competent youth whose work exhibits the highest standards of work ethic and commitment to duty" - President Kenyatta