Graduands from Yei Vocational Training Collage display their certificates. [Gurtong/ Petia Suliman Loro]
By Petia Suliman Loro
YEI, 15 May 2012 [Gurtong] –The 49 included 15 female and 34 males graduands in various fields like electrical installation, auto mechanics, brick laying, carpentry, joinery and tailoring.
The college’s principal Joyce Sitima said Friday’s group is the eighth batch of students graduating from the institution since its establishment in 2004.
She said the students were being sponsored by development partners including the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society (IPCS) and other NGOs like UNHCH, ACROSS and others.
A graduand, Jackline Mosoke Garden who received honours in electrical installation, termed the occasion her greatest day, adding that she will soon be confirmed for a job at the Central Equatoria State Ministry of Public Service.
She encouraged women to take to the profession that has long been viewed a preserve of men.
The chief guest at the function, Yei Evangelical Church Bishop Hillary Luate Adeba congratulated the graduands and encouraged them to apply their skills in enhancing development in South Sudan.
He also appealed to the Ministry of Education Science and Technology at the state and national levels to prioritise vocational institutions.