Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) hosted its 19th graduation ceremony, a significant milestone in the academic journey of 586 graduands. Representing H.E Governor Susan Kihika, County Executive for Education, Zipporah Ngugi, conveyed congratulations to the graduands, commending their dedication and hard work in acquiring diverse skills. The ceremony marked not only an academic achievement but also the beginning of a new chapter as these graduates step into the job market.
During the ceremony, CECM Zipporah Ngugi reiterated Governor Susan Kihika’s administration’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the quality of education in Nakuru County. She specifically highlighted the focus on devolved functions, particularly Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and Vocational Training, as key pillars in the county’s educational agenda.
The Governor’s commitment to education was further emphasized through the representation of Zipporah Njoroge, Deputy Director of the State Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETs). She delivered a speech on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Esther Muoria. Njoroge highlighted the ministry’s dedication to implementing Curriculum-Based Education and Training (CBET) nationwide. Additionally, she announced that the state department is finalizing the Dual Training Policy, ensuring uniform implementation across the country.
The ceremony also welcomed guests, including Dr. Ekrah Ndungu, Chairperson of the Kenya National Private Colleges (KENAPCO), and Dr. Geoff Branshaw, Associate Vice President of Madison Tech. College in the USA. Their presence underscored the significance of collaboration and global perspectives in shaping the educational landscape.
RVIBS Director, John Kimemia, and RVIBS Principal, Percy Kihumba, played pivotal roles in orchestrating the successful graduation ceremony. Their leadership and dedication to academic excellence were evident as they celebrated the accomplishments of the graduands and reinforced the institute’s commitment to providing quality education.
As Nakuru County marks another graduation milestone at RVIBS, the occasion serves as a testament to the collective efforts in advancing education and empowering individuals with skills for the evolving job market. The graduates, equipped with diverse skills from RVIBS, are poised to contribute meaningfully to the workforce, fostering personal growth and making valuable contributions to the socioeconomic development of Nakuru County and beyond.