The VC’S 55th Graduation Speech, November 13th, 2020
December 22, 2020 | 8:04 am
To our distinct guests, graduands, colleagues, and Scott Christian University associates, welcome and warm Calvary greetings to you all. Let me extend a warm welcome to those who are joining us live on nation television and our social network sites. I believe that you will feel fully part of this ceremony.
I would also like to personally welcome the chief guest, His Excellency hon. Dr. Kalonzo Musyoka. Thank you, Your Excellency, for gracing this occasion and making it so much special for our beloved graduands.
To our graduands, I am delighted that you have joined us today and it is a great honor to welcome you.
As evidenced today, Scott Christian University is proud of its academic excellence and more so in the quality of education. Our courses are approved and accredited by the commission of university education. We have three schools, the most notable being the school of theology, which is the mother school as it is the oldest. It has two Masters’ degree, one Undergraduate program, two diploma, and two certificates. School of professional studies is our largest school with two Masters’ program, seven Undergraduate, eight diplomas and three certificates. Our third school is the school of education which has grown spontaneously over the last few years. It has a Masters’ degree, a postgraduate diploma, two undergraduate degrees, and a diploma and a certificate in early childhood education courses. We welcome you all to enroll and study with us, believe me, your life will be transformed.
Our annual graduation which is always dated the first Friday of July every year had to be postponed to today. Nevertheless, we thank God. I am familiar with how difficult things have been through the past few months. Since march, the greatest crisis confronted the higher education sector in this country in its history, as a result of the covid-19. This came as pressure of, first, our ability to work on campus at all, the teaching and learning of our enrolled students, and the material well-being, including the health, of all our people – staff, students, family members, alumni and those in our broader communities.
As things are trying to get back to normal, we must set ourselves up to thrive, not just survive, and to come out the other end of this current crisis stronger and with our continued mission which is to prepare, equip and mentor our students to attain holistic education and be able to research and engage in Christian service.
This graduation will see over 400 graduates receive their certificates, one of the highest so far for Scott Christian university. This is the first graduation where the first government sponsored students cohort, who joined us in 2016, is graduating. This reflects a constant and momentous increase in number of graduates over the years. This is also an indication to the quality and excellence that is prevalent within our university.
On this important event in our graduand’s lives, I am pleased to be here with you and to personally offer my congratulations. This signifies the result of several years of hard work and what you have attained is a significant achievement. I would like to thank the academic and professional staffs who have been committed to helping you achieve your learning goals. Gratitude must go to the family and friends, employers, colleagues and mentors who have also played an important role in the success of each graduand. You can all be justly proud of your efforts.
As I conclude, I would like to thank the university council and the board of trustees for their immense support to this great university through their exemplary leadership. I would like to thank the ministry of education for their continued support in offering quality education.
I also take this opportunity to congratulate Rev. Abraham Mulwa for being our new presiding bishop; AIC – Kenya, our sponsor, we count on you to direct students to this your great institution. Also, the chairman of alumni association for being elected the AIC bishop, Nairobi Area.
Special thanks to World Vision Kenya for the continued partnership in training men and women for the ministry of the gospel from Lamu to Kakuma.