Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday presided over the third graduation ceremony of the Kisii National Polytechnic.
Gracing the colourful ceremony, Ruto, who is a PhD holder, reiterated the government’s commitment to advancing education in the country across all levels of institutions, including vocational training institutions.
“To underpin our goal of 100 per cent transition from secondary school to tertiary institutions, the government is constructing and equipping one technical and vocational college in each Constituency,” Ruto said.
Enthusiastic locals turned out in unexpected numbers, braving the hot sunshine to meet the Deputy President in person.
Amidst cheers from the locals, Ruto revealed that the government is in plans to reduce unnecessary time wastage in courses that take longer than necessary for students to complete.
DP Ruto speaking at the 3rd Graduation Ceremony of the Kisii National Polytechnic in Kisii County today.
Posted by Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, 17 October 2019
He also affirmed the government’s continued willingness to maintain a support system for needy and disadvantaged learners in the country.
“To also ensure no young people are left behind, we are providing financial support in loans and bursaries to learners,” the deputy president wrote on Twitter.
Further, Ruto hailed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions for imparting crucial skills in young Kenyans who are the backbone of the government’s Big Four Agenda.