The Kisumu National Polytechnic (TKNP) is a beehive of activity as the preparation for the eighth graduation ceremony turn into the final stretch. Over 1500 graduates will receive diplomas on the occasion scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Polytechnic grounds.
Registration for graduation is ongoing with several students trickling into the examinations department to collect or return graduations forms ahead of the ceremony. TKNP has also planned a rehearsal exercise before the event to ensure students are familiar with the process.
Examinations Officer Mr. Nyabwanda described his department’s role: “The students should fill the Graduation Registration forms available at the Examinations Office and return them to us by February 16, 2018”. The forms are also available on the institution’s website and should be surrendered with evidence of graduation fees payment.
The registrar Dr. Charles Nyang’ara called on the graduates to pay the Sh2000 graduation fees by February 16, 2016 in the institutions accounts at Kenya Commercial Bank and Cooperative Bank of Kenya “the graduates must have cleared their school fees to receive certification”, said Dr Nyang’ara.
One of the on-going activities is the design of graduation gowns that students will wear on the occasion. They will be available for hire at the polytechnic from February 26, with students expected to return them by March 7. “The institution is committed to not only awarding the students their certificates, but also ensuring that their graduation attire befits the national polytechnic’s stature”, said Mrs. Joyce Nyanjom, the Principal.
The graduation ceremony is a culmination of training programs that students have undertaken in diverse fields and successfully completed. The institution will be releasing graduates from 10 departments including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering Applied Sciences, Information Communication and Technology, Hospitality, Business, Liberal Studies, Entrepreneurship and Business studies.
Kisumu National Polytechnic ranks among the ten national polytechnics that are in the process of transitioning from the Ministry of Education domicile to Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET). The transition efforts are evident in the local and international partnerships that TKNP has activated in recent times. One such collaboration is with Canadian Institutes and Colleges and Kenya Education for Employment that the institution has recently engaged for the students’ benefit.
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