TWENTY-EIGHT students this week graduated from the Ngalikekero Rural Training Center (RTC) in North Malaita, Malaita Province in its 15th graduation ceremony.
Those graduating students graduated with certificates in carpentry, mechanics, and plumbing respectively.
Speaking during the 15th graduation ceremony, Ngalikekero RTC School Principal David Iro Leliana said the graduation ceremony is a sign that despite hardships faced by the school this year, Ngalikekero RTC has completed the year successfully.
Mr Leliana said Nagalikekero RTC has lived up to its mission statement that is to, “give hope to the hopeless and give aim to the aimless.”
The School Principal highlighted that school fees have continued to be a problem for students studying at Ngalikekero RTC where he said over the years many students have completed their studies and graduated without completing their fees.
He said the school continues to offer studies to students despite school fee problems.
Mr Leliana added, someone has to commit to bringing up the next generation at the community level and that is what Ngalikekero has been doing over the years.
With that, he commended Ngalikekero students for their commitment which saw them successfully complete their studies at the RTC and successfully graduated this week.
Sixteen students from the Ngalikekero RTC Extension School called Lilisiana RTC at Kolofe in Lau Mbaelelea electorate also joined 15th graduation yesterday.
Speaking during the graduation event, Lilisiana RTC Principal James thanked Ngalikekeo RTC for inviting them to be part of the historical event this week as an extension of Ngalikekero RTC.
By WILSON SAENI