I am delighted to take part in the college 59th graduation ceremony as we celebrate the success of our young men and women. I take this opportunity to sincerely congratulate our graduands for this great achievement, the fruits of their hard work and determination. I recognize the efforts of the administration, staff, parents and other support systems whose input has contributed to the success of our graduands.
I am grateful to the Board of Management, the college administration, staff and the entire Machakos Teachers College fraternity for their support towards the achievement of the college vision and mission. In line with our vision, the college is committed to high quality training of our teacher trainees. This year, as we celebrate our theme ‘transforming education through relevant teacher training’ the college is delighted to release to the job market 421 P1 and 48 ECDE teachers.
I appreciate the financial support given to the college by the government through the Ministry of Education. As a result, the college has in the recent past been able to procure a College bus & Principal’s official car, construct a perimeter wall at the front part of the college and renovate one students’ hostel. In addition, the College is currently constructing a students’ dining hall kitchen and motor vehicle garage. However, I request the Ministry of Education to go a step further and support the college in enhancing its infrastructure since the structures were built many years ago and require renovation. As the Board of Management, we are doing everything possible to improve the facilities in the college though with very limited finances.
To the graduands, you will be commissioned today to enter into the teaching profession. It is my conviction that you are adequately prepared to apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in Machakos Teachers College to nurture the learners’ potentials. I appeal to you to be committed to the ethics, conduct and values of the teaching profession. Be good role models to the children that the parents and the society will entrust you with. Congratulations once again and may God bless you.
Mr. Tito Musyoka
Chairman, Board of Management
Machakos Teachers College