Photos: Dr. Ruto Lights Up Kisii Polytechnic Graduation

DP Ruto conferring academic honours to graduands

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.

DP Ruto addressing the Kisii Polytechnic fraternity

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.

Locals surpassed attendance expectations for the event

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.

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.

DP Ruto at the graduation ceremony

“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.

DP Ruto conferring academic honours to graduands
“With the roll-out of competency-based learning in our TVETs, we are equipping the youth with the skills they need to place themselves at the centre of the transformation we seek through the Big Four agenda and Vision 2030,” Ruto stated.
With the biting shortage of white collar jobs for university graduates in the country, focus is shifting towards technical careers that offer more employment prospects for the youth, as well as a wide pool of entrepreneurial options.
DP Ruto in a consultative chat
The graduation ceremony had earlier been set for October 10 but was rescheduled to October 17.

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