West Pokot Teachers Training College held its 5th Graduation Ceremony at the college grounds, where 271 graduands were conferred with Diplomas and certificates in the fields of Primary Teacher Education (PTE) and Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE).
The County Governor, Jackson Mandago, who was the Chief Guest, underscored the roles played by teachers in the society, while calling on the government to heed to tutor’s grievances whenever they are aired.
Mandago urged the graduands to consider upgrading their skills as recommended by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for them to help in the success of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) programme.
“Your achievement, today, is of great impact and society depends on you because of the position you hold towards molding young persons to become great future responsible citizens and dependable leaders,” he stated.
The Governor called on parents to give it all towards their children’s education, despite claims that the CBC is too expensive.
Mandago urged more youth to join middle level training institutes, which the government has heavily invested in, to enable them gain skills and experiences that would enable them be self-employed.
The TTC Director, Teresa Murpus, noted that education instills hope in society, hence a lifelong investment that her family considered to establish such a private institution.
“Learning process is such a difficult one and it requires determination and focus, since it can put us together in the whole world regardless of race. Your achievement, today, will impact positively to our great nation and the world awaits you to bring changes they need,” said Murpus.
One of the ECDE graduands, Purity Kamama, exuded confidence that her future was bright after undergoing the rigorous academic journey.
By Robert Kiprop and Richard Muhambe