Diploma students in Kenyan Universities may soon start enjoying government sponsorship if the request by the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) Vice-Chancellor is considered by the government.
TUK is one of the pioneerDiploma training institutions since its days as Kenya Polytechnic and the VC Prof Francis Aduol argues that the labor market has confidence in the university.
“The University and its predecessor institutions, Kenya Polytechnic University College and Kenya Polytechnic had produced who-is-who in technology cadres across the public and private sectors.
“We have the necessary equipment and manpower for training students and those in the industry who may wish to upgrade their skills,” he added.
Prof Aduol made the appeal during the institution’s 5th graduation ceremony.
The University Chancellor Manu Chandaria on his part thanked the students for avoiding involvement in the country’s politics that according to him would have resulted in violence after the August General Election and October repeat presidential poll.
“Graduands, as you step out of TU-K, remember this world is cruel. Engage in meaningful activities and community service,” said Dr. Chandaria.
“You can do this through volunteering to put to good use the skills you have acquired while here. The experience you will earn from volunteer work may open for you doors you may have least expected.”
The Chairman of the Council Dr. Halima Saado, asked the staff to be patient with the government as their unions begin negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
More than 1,400 students were conferred with degrees and 700 awarded Diplomas and certificates in various fields.