On 3rd November 2017, ULK Polytechnic Institute crowned its first promotion in a graduation ceremony which had attracted people from all backgrounds of life.
The graduation in question saw 110 graduands get their advanced diplomas in their respective fields of specialization. It is worth recalling that this Polytechnic Institute offers courses in Construction Technology, Land Survey Engineering, Electrical Technology as well as Electronics and Telecommunication.
The ceremony was officially opened by the Chancellor of ULK, Prof. KALISA MBANDA who urged the graduands to strive for job creation instead of resorting to job seeking.
“Join hands and create jobs so as to financially uplift yourselves and contribute to the progress of the nation and the world at large as H.E Paul KAGAME, the President of the Republic of Rwanda always urges Rwandans”, he told them.
In his welcome remarks, Dr. KARAMBIZI Sylvèstre, the Principal of ULK Polytechnic, requested the graduands to put the knowledge drawn from ULK Polytechnic to good use so as to contribute to the development of the nation, region and the world at large.
“I request you to properly utilize the skills drawn from this institute for personal, national and global progress”, he requested the smiling graduands.
Speaking at the function, Prof. Dr. RWIGAMBA BALINDA, the Founder and President of ULK, equipped the graduands with the secrets of success on the job market and requested them to keep their credibility from being tarnished.
“Credibility is something important in life. The way people know you may affect you positively or negatively. You need to live ethical values, not just knowing them. If you live ethical values, you will certainly succeed on the labor market”, he advised them.
Before the Chancellor stood up to dissolve the congregation, the best students were awarded with Mr. RUGAMBAGE André from Electronics and Telecommunication walking back home with two awards (one from ULK Polytechnic another one from MTN- a Telecommunication Company). In the same perspective, the graduands handed gifts to the officials of the institution that enabled them to meet their academic dreams.
Eventually, a group photo was taken to keep the best memories of the function.