KIGALI - The Minister of Education, Dr. Charles Murigande, has urged teachers who graduate from teachers’ training institutes to stay in their line of profession and serve the country instead of running to other fields after graduation.
The minister said this while officiating at the fifth graduation ceremony of Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) where over 600 students graduated.
“The government put in place this institution and others to train teachers who will help teach our children and develop the education sector, but many tend to dodge their profession opting for other jobs,” said the minister.
He encouraged the graduates to give back to society by sticking to their profession thereby ensuring quality education for their young sisters and brothers.
“Some have dodged the teaching profession to go into other jobs while others opt to remain unemployed rather than teach,” said the Minister.
He added that if they don’t heed to the call, government may put in place some measures to ensure that teachers stay in their line of profession.
KIE awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to a total of 662 students in various disciplines.
During the ceremony, Murigande informed Nibaruta Mahoro, the female student who got a first class degree in Business Studies (Accounting and Finance), that she had won the Presidential Scholarship for further studies.
The scholarship is awarded to best performing students.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Rector of KIE, George Njoroge, told students that completing of their studies was a chance for them to reflect on the role of knowledge in their daily lives as they go out of campus.
“Wise are those who acknowledge that the more they are educated, the more they realise how little the expansive horizon of knowledge they have been able to cover,” said
Njoroge adding that the students’ completion should be a stepping stone to thirst, hunger and search for more knowledge.