86 Graduate From RTC


Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo, says production of quality graduates has a bearing on development of quality roads.

Speaking at Roads Training Centre (RTC) graduation, he said graduation marked an end of a long and tedious journey of hard work and a beginning of a new world of expectations.

He applauded RTC 86 graduates who received their high way engineering technician’s diploma and heavy plant operator’s certificate saying that it was commendable output for an institution whose track record of operation continued to exceed expectations despite the challenges they had come across.

He added that graduation was s a sign of achievement which must give them a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Mr Mabeo encouraged graduates including the past and future to take aantage of opportunities presented by the transport sector, particularly the road sub sector.He indicated that there are number of road maintenance works such as bush-clearing, grass cutting and litter picking which does not require much capital to undertake.

He urged the graduates to form companies in their locality and tender for these when aertised which can be done under the Local Procurement Scheme in conjunction with the citizen Economic Empowerment policy which promotes the development of youth, women and people living with disability. Mr Molwane Tshidiso who graduated overall best student in Highway Engineering Technician Diploma said he would fruitfully use his skills to benefit the country.

He got two awards from RTC institution.

Mr Thomoitsile Moichubedi when giving vote of thanks urged graduates not to make ‘easy’ choices and not to set their ambition too low.”With your skills and your confidence why should you ever settle for second best or not aspire to the heights? Do not suffer from poverty of ambition,” he said.

Mr Moichubedi said when graduates develop their careers they should not underestimate the capacity they have to benefit society as well as themselves adding that graduate attributes are highly correlated with the positive aspects of citizenship.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News