Luuka: In a joyous ceremony filled with pride and promise, Luuka District recently celebrated the graduation of 433 students from St. Claret Vocational Institute. This significant event, the first of its kind for the institution, was held at the Catholic parish of Kitwekyambogo, marking a pivotal moment in the lives of these students.
The St. Claret Vocational Institute, which was established in 2009, has been diligently working to provide quality vocational education to the youth of Luuka District. This graduation stands as a testament to their commitment and dedication to nurturing young talent in the region.
The graduates were recognized for their accomplishments in various vocational courses, earning certificates at the national level. Among the courses completed were 25 certificates in building and construction, 44 certificates in installation systems and maintenance, 49 certificates in plumbing, 46 certificates in fashion and design, 12 certificates in woodwork technology, 24 certificates in hairdressing, 43 certificates in bricklaying, 38 certificates in tailoring, 8 certificates in auto mechanics, 2 certificates in carpentry and joinery, and 2 certificates in electrical engineering, among others.
Honorable Luke Kyobe Inhensiko, the Member of Parliament for Luuka North, graced the event as the chief guest. In his address, he urged the graduates to invest in their studies, emphasizing that the Ugandan government is currently focusing on providing support for students in vocational schools. He also encouraged the students to continue pursuing higher levels of education, as additional qualifications would undoubtedly brighten their future prospects.
In addition to his message to the students, Hon. Luke Kyobe offered valuable advice to parents. He urged them to provide for their children’s educational needs to ensure a conducive learning environment, emphasizing the importance of education in shaping the future of their children.
Moreover, he spoke directly to the young women in attendance, advising them not to be swayed by distractions but rather to focus on their education and personal development.