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Kenya Government issues Sea Transport Syllabus

If you are planning a career in shipping you can now pursue the course.

Kenya Maritime Authority has released the curriculum as a contribution to the Vision 2030 priority projects on human resource development.

The Kenya maritime industry regulator said the courses are designed to equip trainees with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes.

These will help them perform clerical and supervisory duties in:
• Processing of shipping documents;
• Managing port operations;
• Undertaking cargo and ships clearance;
• Interpreting contract documents in shipping business;
• Complying with environmental conventions, laws and regulations;
• Supervising logistics and multimodal transport operations; and
• Performing ship broking activities.

Kenya Maritime Authority said the curriculum would be implemented by training institutions registered by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the authority.

The authority has requested learning institutions who wish to offer the courses in their curriculum to apply for inspection of their facilities and issuance of accreditation certificate.

“The curricula are now ready and interested parties can purchase them from KMA headquarters (Mombasa) and at the branch offices in Kisumu, Lamu, Baringo and Turkana, as from 7th March 2016,” the authority said.

The costs of the curricula are Sh935 for the certificate in Maritime Transport Logistics and Sh1, 255 for diploma in Maritime Transport Logistics.

Kenya Maritime Authority worked with Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development; Technical and Vocational Education and Training; and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to develop the syllabus.

About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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