Written by Eric Lumbasi
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Principal Shima Teachers College Levi Fuchingo (right) Kimilili DO Daniel Okana and Kenyatta University lecturer Timothy Maonga
College Graduates have been urged to be creative and to focus more on creating self employment rather than relying to be employed by the government in the various courses they majored in during their time in school.
Speaking during a graduation ceremony for 67 grandaunts at Shima Teachers Training College in Kimilili town of Bungoma County Kenyatta University lecturer in the Faculty of Education Timothy Maonga said with the knowledge they were equipped with in school they have the capacity to soar their careers to greater heights through self employment.
“The graduates who trained in early Childhood Development have an opportunity to open up centers to teach children as soon as possible since they are fresh and equipped with the skills thus should not waste the opportunity by staying idle in their home villages” said Maonga.
He further said that with public primary schools in Kenya witnessing a high number of pupils enrolling, starting up of private schools will help supplement on the need for quality education in schools hence calling upon the grandaunts to be very aggressive.
With the county government to be effected after the next general election, Mr. Maonga called upon parents to take advantage of the local institutions of higher learning to further their children’s education as a way of preparing for job opportunities that may arise later.
One of the graduates Maureen Nakhumicha was optimistic that the future would be bright to her after passing her exams with flying colors, she is hoped that the government through the ministry of education would sought the wrangles that keep coming up often as a way of encouraging more students to join the profession.
On his Part, Kimilili District Officer Daniel Okana urged investors to focus more in the education sector as a way of enhancing economic growth of the town as well as Bungoma as a county to fully achieve Vision 2030 through a stable structure in the education sector.
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