Graduates urged to explore their career
University graduates have been challenged to have a positive attitude on their respective careers in a bid to earn from them.
Higher Education PS Professor Collette Suda said a positive minded person takes an extra mile to be an entrepreneur who creates jobs, instead of sleeping on his/her papers.
“It is not enough to have a first class degree in engineering or any other course, but it was also important to have a positive attitude towards your career so as to earn from it,” she said.
The PS advised that graduation ceremonies were not only a time to reap, but it was also important to do self- assessment to evaluate the creative the entrepreneurial spirit the university has imparted on them.
Suda was speaking Friday at Maasai Mara University during their fifth graduation ceremony held at the university’s graduation square, where she asked students to make good use of the few resources available at the institutions of higher learning to build themselves.
“No university on earth can have all resources needed at any given time, but the management should improve on the available opportunities and students should learn to share what is available,” she said.
She urged universities management to strive to deliver quality services but within the framework of law so that the learners can explore their potential.
Prof. Suda said university councils will put in place strict guidelines to ensure any individual who gets a certificate, has covered there required number of hours and must have attained the required grade.
“Degrees are not bought, they are earned. We have given instructions to the university’s to strictly supervise exams,” she continued, adding that the government wants to create a culture where professionals are celebrated.
The occasion saw some 1, 493 graduates in Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education, Science & Information and Tourism & Natural Resources Management being released to the job market.
The university’s Chancellor Professor Philip Ngunjiri challenged the graduands who included 811 males and 682 females to think outside the box and be innovative.
“You committed yourself to the development of expertise, skills and embrace appropriate values and attitudes. Your graduation this day clearly indicates you have displayed the commitment to learn, acquire and produce knowledge and develop expertise,” he said.
He thanked the university management for developing new curricula in health sciences and initiatives of commencement of nursing and public health programmes in the next academic year.
The chancellor also commended the empowerment of the ICT programme following the acquisition of computers, which will enable the university create more computer laboratories to cater for the huge student population.
Prof Ngunjiri also used the occasion to thank the government for appointing him as the first Chancellor of Maasai Mara University, with his term set to ending on February 13, 2018.
Narok Governor Samuel Tunai said he was confident the graduands were going to make a significant contribution to the growth of the country.
Deputy President William Ruto presided over the celebrations also attended by Narok East Member of Parliament Ken Kiloku, his Narok South counterpart Korei Lemain and Nominated MP David Sankok.
By Ann Salaton