65 Year old Graduate in Vocational Training.


Alfred Puto Gordon 65 Friday Graduated with a certificate in Business Course in Lainya County Vocational Training Institute of Central Equatoria State among other 151 Graduates in Various fields.

Puto attended classes for South Sudan Primary Certificate of Education in Lokurubang Primary School ALP Program and sat equivalent of   P8 exams in 2014 but failed.

He adds that he is now re-sitting his primary so that he passes to join Loka Secondary school.

Puto says he attends both Technical and Primary schools to gain skills in Vocational training to help him pay his school fees and that of his children when perusing Primary education.

The elder calls on the youth to go to school to better develop the country pointing that the 21 and more years of struggle for liberation from the Arabs deprived him of education at younger age.

LTVI offers three months training in various courses of Electrical Wiring, Tailoring, Entrepreneurship, Auto Mechanic, Literacy and SACCOS. NGO, Plan International is supporting the Institute.

Lainya Vocational Training Institute was formed in 1947 to train young men and women to be self reliant and supporting by opening up job chances to the natives.

Easter Patrick Lasuba 19 graduated in Electrical Wiring saying she dropped out from is school as result of lack of school fee.

She adds with her certificate she is already working in Juba.

Lasuba says that learners face water, food and light problems at the institute.

Joseph Towongo at his 20s graduated in business class. He says the training institute helps reduce idleness among the youth in the county.

He calls on the government and partners to introduce loan for the business students to start up their business adding that the students face difficulty in moving from home to the centre.

Martin Sebit Lotiyu 60 was working for Central Equatoria state government but has enrolled for tailoring. He says he has his children in Primary, senior four and Juba University but his age cannot stop him from learning.

Sebit adds that he want learn dressmaking to get him busy at old age.

He calls on the government to open more vocational Training centers in the State and the Country at large.



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