Students of the Catholic Computer Center in Kenema have held their graduation ceremony at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall along Blama road in Kenema.
The ceremony started with a march pass from the school ground through the main streets of Kenema up to the Parish hall.
In his opening remarks the chairman of the ceremony who is also the Vice Principal of the Holy Trinity Secondary School in Kenema Mr. Septimus Siaka Vandi described the programme as important noting that computer skills are an important requirement in the world as technology has improved rapidly adding that the Catholic Computer Center is an important Institution in this region that has been meeting the demand of the people in terms of information technology.
In his address Mr. Jeremy Easmon Sheriff, the principal of Catholic computer center highlighted the successes achieved over the years and their present aims to develop the institution to higher standards in the region.
Mr. Sheriff disclosed that the school had been graded a class A institution for computer studies in the Eastern Region and that there was a plan to implement business management programmes in the institution.
The Principal then appealed to Caritas, the Kenema Catholic mission and the Ministry of Education to consider the school in terms of educational facilities that are initially extended to similar institutions in the region.
In his keynote address Mr. Faren Mamoud Jibba of the Provincial Secretary’s office who represented the Hon. Resident Minister East William Juana Smith said the government is committed to improve education, as it is one of the strategies to reduce poverty in any nation. He noted that some of the causes of poverty in any nation is the lack of adequate educated personnel and improvement of the important skills in life of an individual. Mr.Jibba also appealed to the Catholic mission to continue to support the institution and also appealed to the graduates to make good use of the knowledge they had attained by exposing their talent in good manner to the public, as they are ambassadors of the institution.
He further appealed to the Catholic mission to implement similar plans in other areas in the region, as education is the key to success.
On behalf of the Bishop, Rev. Fr. Turay said there were plans to ensure that the school stands on its own management system as they wanted to see that certain skills are introduced in the institution.
Contribution was made by one of the old students of the Institution Mr. M.A.Conteh while Distribution of certificates to graduands climaxed the ceremony.