a total of 3,593 graduates were conferred with various diplomas and certificates at Sigalagala National Polytechnic and among them were twenty trainees undertaking Competency Based Education and Training (CBET).
The Principal of the institution Evans Bosire said the polytechnic has fully embraced the new CBET curriculum with 20 courses currently on offer across the 10 academic departments.
Speaking during the institution’s third graduation ceremony, Bosire noted that they were working closely with the industry players and the Ministry of Education to develop the new Curriculum Development Assessment and Certificate Council (CDACC) Curriculum for higher Diploma, Diploma, Craft and Artisan Level of Qualification.
The Principal disclosed that the polytechnic endeavors to ensure learners have skills and work ethics required per job industry and remain relevant in the constantly changing Kenya and Global labor market.
He said through the National Government, development partners have come on board to support the institution in offering quality training and improvement of infrastructure.
The Principal further thanked the Government for approving the construction of another 6-storey, 72 classroom block which is estimated to accommodate about 3,600 trainees with more space for offices.
Sigalagala National polytechnic was established in 1950, and has grown to be among the leading National Polytechnics in Kenya offering over 100 courses spread across 10 academic departments.
The courses are examined by the Kenya National Examination Council(KNEC), Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board(KASNEB), TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (TVET-CDACC), The National Industrial Training Authority(NITA) and the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).
The institution has 1,110 trainers employed by the Public Service Commission, and an additional 137 trainers employed by the governing council with 115 support staff.