Nakuru County Government Celebrates Graduates at RVIBS 19th Graduation Ceremony
Written by Niva Kimtai
County Executive Committee Member for Education, Zipporah Ngugi, represented H.E. Governor Susan Kihika at the 19th graduation ceremony of the Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS), congratulating the 586 graduates equipped with diverse skills as they enter the job market.
In her speech, delivered on behalf of Governor Kihika, the CECM reiterated the county administration’s commitment to enhancing the quality of education, particularly focusing on the devolved functions of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and vocational training. Under the constitution, County Governments play a pivotal role in nurturing and developing Vocational Training Centers (VTCs).
Nakuru County continues to support Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions through initiatives such as providing bursaries, developing infrastructure, and enacting policies that foster their growth. The administration emphasizes public-private partnerships to address the evolving skills required in today’s industries.
Aligned with the Competency-Based Education Training curriculum (CBET), Nakuru County is actively participating in the nationwide transformation of TVETs. The implementation of the dual training policy, combining theoretical classroom instruction with practical workplace training, is a key focus.
Deputy Director of the State Department of TVETs, Zipporah Njoroge, representing the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Esther Muoria, affirmed the ministry’s commitment to CBET’s implementation across the country. She emphasized the dual training approach, highlighting its importance in aligning students with industry needs.
Dr. Ekrah Ndungu, Chairperson of the Kenya National Private Colleges (KENAPCO), applauded the graduates for choosing TVET courses, emphasizing their relevance in our daily operations. He encouraged them to uphold professionalism and deliver excellent work by their institution’s core values.
The ceremony was graced by distinguished guests, including Dr. Geoff Branshaw – Associate Vice President of Madison Technology College, USA, RVIBS Director John Gitau, RVIBS Principal Percy Kihumba, and other esteemed guests.