By Isaac Lenkou.
It was song and dance when Namelok Vocational Training Centre awarded 95 graduands certificates during a well attended inaugural graduation ceremony at the training centre grounds graced by Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye, parents, guardians, students and teachers, among other invited dignitaries.
Others present were Kajiado County Deputy Governor Paul Ntiati together with Kimana Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) James Kuya Nina.
The gradaunds were awarded certificates after successfully completing courses offered by the institution’s different departments, including electrical engineering, hair dressing, fashion and design, carpentry and motor vehicle engineering.
The Principal of Namelok Vocational Training Centre, Earnest Momanyi appealed to parents to enroll their children at the institution to acquire useful skills that would enable them earn livelihoods.
The Principal also thanked the Governor for improving the centre and as well as equipping the institution. He said that the center had trained many upcoming entrepreneurs while many were privileged to be employed to work in various offices.The Governor vowed to help the centre get a car which will be used by the school tutors in training mechanical engineering students and urge parents to utilize the facility fully by enrolling their children at the institution.
Nkedianye reminded the residents of Kajiado County that the County Government has invested heavily in local vocational institutions and challenged the youths to enroll in local institutions instead of seeking education in other counties to save their money and resources since the local institution were fully equipped and had qualified professional personnel and learning materials.
He noted that the County Government had sent six teachers to the institutions and also constructed four classrooms so as to empower the young men and women who want to acquire skills to enable them go to the outside world and earn a living.
“In today’s world, there are more millionaires who through the work of their hands are making money,” he said.
The Deputy Governor Ntiati noted that the Sub-County had two TVET centres, Namelok and Olntiasika which were well equipped. He thanked KCB for sponsoring more than 30 youths in the learning centre.
The area MCA, James Kuya Nina also asked the parents to make use of the facility as they are of the same standard as those found in other counties. The MCA urged the Governor to assist the centre to start a plumbing course at the institution.
.Other guests who graced the occasion and congratulated the parents and teachers and the students included the County Minister for Education, Joshua Majakusi, Joel ole Leshao and political adviser of the Governor, Thomas Lekanayia.