Under the new law, all Kenyan high school graduates are required to sign up for a two year mandatory pre-university national service
By Bosire Boniface,
Kenya’s Senate has passed a law that brings back National Youth Service (NYS) conscription for high school graduates.
Under the law passed unanimously July 18th, the pre-university service will no longer be voluntary. All high school graduates will be required to sign up for the NYS, a programme that seeks to give young people vocational training, instill patriotism and empower them to help safeguard the country.
“After completion of high school, there is that window period of about two years [while students wait for university admission] when the majority of the youths are idle,” said Senator Beatrice Elachi of the Alliance Party of Kenya who supports the legislation. Continue reading Kenya Makes National Youth Service Compulsory