By Sheck Ayal.
Rongo University College, the only University in the county held its first ever graduation last week where 242 students graduated with Masters, Degree and Diplomas.
During the graduation, Universities across the country were urged to desist from the rush to open new constituent colleges without proper personnel.
Speaking at the graduation, Deputy Director of Education Dr. Nyangate Areba asked the chartered universities in the country to put up proper mechanisms before opening constituent colleges.
Areba argued that this in turn creates strain in terms of personnel and delays students’ education as they are forced to share lecturers with the main universities.
“All the public universities who are planning to open constituents colleges to ensure they are properly prepared to run those institutions efficiently.” Areba said adding that the quality of education given there should be the same as those in the main campuses.
He further urged members of the public who are interested in pursuing higher education to take the initiative and go back to school without being held back by factors like age saying education was a lifelong learning process which had no limit.
Speaking at the same function, Moi University Chancellor Professor Miriam Were challenged all the political leaders to help bright needy students finance their education by offering them sponsorships scholarships and Bursaries.
“It is unfortunate that many bright students are forced to stay at home because of lack of school fees,” she said adding that leaders should start programs aimed at ensuring that bright but needy students do not miss the chance to learn because of lack of school fees.
At the same time, Were urged the students to ensure they work hard and excel in their academics since the job market is looking for the best.
“The current job market is looking for the best excelled graduates. Let those in higher institutions of learning not relax in their studies, they should strive to compete for the less job vacancy out there,” Were said.
She challenged all the universities to embrace the spirit of innovation, cooperation and partnership to ensure they made higher learning education a success in the Country.
The ceremony was also attended by Migori County deputy Governor Mwita Mahanga, County Executive Members Thomas Maneno, Joseph Nyamori and Dr. Polycap Atinga among others.