On Friday, May 23rd hundreds of graduates, teachers, local dignitaries and guests gathered at Kenya’s Zetech College for it’s fifth official graduation ceremony.
Held at the newly built Thika Road campus, situated approximately 30 km from the country’s capital Nairobi, over 800 graduates were awarded certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and awards in various fields of study, including Emmaculate Achieng (below), who received ICM’s Best Student Award for outstanding results in her Hospitality Management Diploma.
Other awards included Best KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council) Student, Best Overall Student and the Principal’s Award.
Among the guests were representatives from Kenya’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and His Excellency the Governor, William Kabogo of Kiambu County government.
Speeches were given by the College Principal, Professor Edwin Wamukoya and Governor Kabogo, who spoke about the role of education in society, and the ongoing need for a well-educated and trained work force.
There to present Emmaculate Achieng with her award was ICM’s Country Coordinator for Kenya, Alloyse Mirindo:
“To all the graduating students, I salute your success and may these achievements take you places. The graduation ceremony shows that hard work pays and that if you put in the same amount of effort to your next endeavour you will be surprised you how far you can go and how much you can achieve. Believe in yourself and maintain a good and honest character as this is what the world needs more anything else today.
“It has been a good and fruitful working relationship between ICM and Zetech College. I have admired the hard work by the founders, which has seen them start from a humble four roomed college to a multi-million complex along the Thika Superhighway. It is a college which has produced a number of graduates who have used their diplomas to find work in a huge variety of industries.
“I am happy that university status will soon be granted to this institution and I look forward to working with Zetech College in the future as they continue to offer ICM certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses alongside degree programmes.”
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