Gov’t flags off new batch of NYS graduates to Saudi Arabia

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 2 Mar, 2024 20:04 | 2 mins read
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Government flags off batch of NYS graduates. PHOTO/(@NYS)X

Principal Secretary (PS) Labour and Skills Development Sharack Mwadime on Saturday flagged off 46 National Youth Service (NYS) graduates to Saudi Arabia for employment.

In a statement, NYS stated that the graduates will take up health care and admin assistant jobs, the agency also confirmed that the latest development aligns with the government's commitment to secure employment for the youth across the country.

"Today, Principal Secretary Labour & Skills Development Mr. Shadrack Mwadime, EBS. flagged off NYS graduates to Saudi Arabia having secured employment opportunities as promised by the Government," NYS said.

The agency also announced that the initiative which is part of the NYS exit strategy for graduates has so far helped 272 graduates secure jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) while 315 others secured jobs in Kuwait.

NYS also reiterated their commitment to connecting their graduates to employment opportunities both locally and globally.

"This government initiative which is part of the NYS Exit Strategy for our graduates has so far seen 272 secure jobs in the United Kingdom, 315 skilled labour in Kuwait and now Saudi Arabia. We are committed to connecting our graduates to employment opportunities both locally and globally," NYS added.

On his part, PS Mwadime expressed optimism saying the move will help revive the country's dwindling economy. He lauded the initiative saying sending the youths abroad will help Kenya break the vicious cycle of poverty and that the direction the government was taking was for the good of the country.

“As we keep on sending young people abroad, this economy will change completely. We will not remain poor. We will break the vicious cycle of poverty.” PS Mwadime stated.

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"We want to establish an international brand as the source of excellent labour by focusing on NYS graduates because of their high discipline," Mwadime added.

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