Kenyan nurses fail English test for UK jobs
Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has decried the failure of health workers to pass English language tests required for United Kingdom jobs.
Jobless Kenyan nurses and other health workers recently got a chance to work in the UK as part of a new scheme requested by Kenya this year.
The unemployed health workers were meant to serve in the UK’s National Health Service before returning to work in Kenya.
But CS Kagwe revealed on Wednesday that only a minority of those who applied qualified for the jobs.
“Out of 300 health workers sent for an English language test only 10 passed. We had negotiated for clinical workers for job exports but this turn of events is unfortunate,” he said.
He then urged health workers to work hard to pass the employment standards set for jobs abroad.