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What would you rather, university or TVETs?

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Even with the mechanization of a good number of activities, people still need to learn skills to earn them a place in the job market. Upon this realization, the human capital is moving towards acquiring relevant competencies.

Are universities better than TVETs (Technical and Vocational Education and Training)? One would wonder.

The ministry of education science and technology is changing the curriculum to a competence based one for the gap that was realized in the previous curriculum. This curriculum will focus on the ability of learners to develop skills and apply them.

Therefore, the curriculum will ensure learners are able to solve problems through creativity and imagination. In other words, the curriculum is adopting the criteria that has been employed by TVETs since time immemorial. The criteria that caters to the learners according to their strengths and passions.

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In that case, if you are faced with the dilemma of choosing between enrolling for a course at the university or joining an institution that will impart you with skills. Choose right.

You will also notice that even those that got degrees from universities are somehow looking for technical skills from TVETs. Especially, with the occurrence of the corona pandemic that saw many get back to the basics of doing things by themselves. Yet for a long time, TVETs were considered irrelevant to the bright students

A good example is that of KCB’s ‘2jiajiri’ program. The program is enrolling young people to TVETs for skill based training. The enrollment does not discriminate against degree holders. In fact it is very receptive of these candidates with the knowledge that jobs are merger. The 2jiajiri under KCB Foundation seeks to catalyze employment and wealth creation among existing ‘jua kali’ entrepreneurs and the youth.

Nevertheless, make sure you do your due diligence on these institutions before deciding on one.

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“I am Samuel” film banned

The film was produced in 2020 by Toni Kamau which highlights the experiences of Samuel Asilikwa after coming out as a gay man in the streets of Nairobi

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The Kenya Film classification board(KFCB) has announced the ban of a “gay” themed documentary on Samuel Asilikwa, a Kenyan. The film was called “I am Samuel” and was directed by Peter Murimi.

In a statement on Thursday, acting KFCB Chief Executive Officer Chris Wambua said that the ban will be in effect because the film is promoting a “gay theme”

“In the course of examining a film titled: I am Samuel, which was submitted to the Board for classification, the Board noted a clear and deliberate attempt by the producer, to promote same-sex marriages as an acceptable way of life,” Wambua said.

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He went on to say that the same-sex relationship is evident in the film through repeated confessions by the gay couple(in the film) that what they feel for each other is normal and should be embraced as a way of life.

Mr. Wambua also announced that any attempts to air the film with the Kenyan territory in now deemed illegal and any to distribute it within the country shall be met with the full force of the law.

“While the Board welcomes local and foreign support to our budding local film industry, such funding should focus on production of content that is aligned with the laws of our country. Films that advocate for same-sex marriages, homosexuality or any outlawed practices shall not be allowed for exhibition, or distribution within the country,” KFCB said.

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The film was produced in 2020 by Toni Kamau which highlights the experiences of Samuel Asilikwa after coming out as a gay man in the streets of Nairobi. It also shows his experience of rejection from from friends and some family members.

 

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Here are some of the most recent American slang to take note of

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Even though Kenya is required to communicate using British English that is both written and spoken, many are times when Hollywood has interfered with this reality. Due to the high consumption rate of productions from America, words especially slang words reach the Kenyan audience thus making this article important!

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You can therefore shine with the following American slang words:

Karen; related to the movie Karen, this word describes a white woman who goes on a rampage especially against a person of colour.

Drip; used by the younger generation to describe a well-dressed person

No cap; means not lying

GOAT; is an acronym to mean greatest of all time. Used with artists, athletes to symbolise their contribution in their field.

Thirst trap; this phrase is used to describe a sexy picture posted on social media with the intent to attract the attention of potential suiters

Boomer; is a word used by the younger generation to mean a person from the older generation

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Periodt;  used in affirmative to describe a situation that can only exist in that form according to an individual’s view.

And I oop; this phrase is used when someone says something offensive to means no offense.

Gucci; picked from the high-end fashion brand to mean, fancy, fashionable, good, or excellent.

Finsta; is used to mean a separate, fake Instagram account for memes and close friends.

Simp; is a word used to mean a man who is willing to go to extremes to win the affection of a girl.

Sus; is used as a short form of suspicious.

Yeet; used to describe a precise/sassy throw. Can be used to describe attitude or celebration as well.

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Big mood;  this phrase is used to describe a mood that is relevant to how you are feeling.

Busin; means good.

Gas; means awesome.

Snacc; is a word commonly used to describe an attractive person that could pass for an edible snack.

Smol; is used to describe something extremely small and cute.

Fit; is the short form for outfit.

 

To list just a few so you are not looking at a whole slang dictionary!

It gets tricky to keep up with the changes that come up in all languages. However, the world should be grateful for content creators and platforms that make it easy for them to keeps us updated.

Nevertheless, for the younger generation, it is important to know that slang has its place and time and it is not a substitute for proper language.

 

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Know your stars: Real Buggi

This one is another fun one. He is shy!

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We keep asking why he can’t do anything with his voice, like singing.

Spoiler: He mentions his girlfriend.

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