BBI proposes return of compulsory NYS training for all youth

0
40

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has proposed that all Kenyans should give six months of their lives to national service between the ages of 18 and 26.
This is a borrowing from the early 1980s, where it was compulsory for all pre-university students to undergo rigorous training programmes, including paramilitary training through the National Youth Service (NYS).
“All Kenyans should voluntarily give six months of their lives to national service between the ages of 18 and 26, as a means of developing personal responsibility through service to others. All Kenyans should be encouraged to give their time to volunteering and service,” the document outlines.
NYS enrollment to the service today is voluntary for Kenyan youth aged between 18-22.
Upon enlistment, the recruits are subjected to rigorous non-combat paramilitary training for 6 months.
After successfully completing the compulsory national service, the recruits are sent to technical and vocational schools within NYS to train in various fields such as agriculture, engineering and hospitality.
The training is free of charge to all recruits.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here