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Government mulls mandatory NYS training after High School

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Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has hinted that the government may reintroduce mandatory National Youth Service training for students after high school. Waiguru said on Wednesday that her ministry was in consultations with the Education Ministry and other stakeholders to see whether the training can be introduced.

The training comes in the wake of increased insecurity in the country with the Garissa University terror attack that claimed 148 lives by Al Shabaab being the recent hit.

“It’s not a decision that has been made. It’s proposals that we have had both from the Kenya National Association of Parents and various stakeholders including the Kenyan public,” Waiguru said.

Calls for mandatory training have increased especially after the Garissa university massacre and last weekend’s panic stampede at Nairobi university where one student died and hundreds were injured. 

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