For the second year in a row, the Technical University of Kenya has today virtually held its 9th graduation ceremony.
Speaking during the ceremony, Ms. Mumina Bonaya – Chief Administrative Secretary representing the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha, asked local universities to start preparing for the Competency Based Curriculum in readiness for the students who will be joining the institutions in a few years.
“There is a need to allocate more resources to improve the efficiency of virtual learning by a way of bandwidth and more electronic learning resources,” she said. Ms. Mumina also appealed to the University to start prudently utilizing the funds allocated to them to increase their research output.
She further congratulated the graduates, advising them to be open-minded as they step out to the world. “Grab any job opportunity that comes your way by volunteering or engaging in community service. Don’t always expect to be paid. The skills and experience you gain are priceless”, she concluded.
The Pro-Chancellor and Acting Chancellor, Dr. Halima Saado congratulated the University Management Board for being awarded performance by the National Cohesion and values committee.
The VC Prof. Aduol in his remarks welcomed all the invited guests and rendered his congratulatory message to all graduates.
He asked the graduates to reflect on what the words Alumnus/Alumni means as they step out to the real world, in order to have a focus in their careers and lives. The meaning of these words is “that who has been nourished”.
The VC further appealed to students to refrain from mentioning the varsity in bad light. “Feel proud as you go out, because you have graduated from a University with a reputable name and also joining a pool of rich alumni association”, he added.
He concluded by appreciating the university staff, parents and guardians for gracing the colorful event.