Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP) on this Wednesday the 10th of May 2017 received 25 National and Regional students from Police Senior Command and Staff Course 05/16-17 (PSCSC) located at Musanze on a study tour. The PSCSC students were accompanied by 5 trainers and Commandant NPC,CP Felix NAMUHORANYE.
They were received by the Ag. Principal ACP Damas GATARE together with other senior managers of GIP. Upon arrival, the Ag. Principal presented to the visitors the general overview of GIP including its history, staff and students strength, infrastructural status and the corporate social responsibilities of GIP highlighting a significant progress and contribution to the socio-economic development of the country through the TVET training offered by the institution in various programs and trades.
Ag Principal of GIP ACP Damas GATARE makes presentation before the Police Senior Command and Staff Participants
After the presentation made by the Ag. Principal, PSCSC students asked questions about the accreditation of programs, mechanisms of feedback to identify the impact made to the society through the products of GIP, the boundaries from which GIP receives students among others.
They were informed that the programs offered by the institution are nationally accredited by supervisory academic bodies such as Workforce Development Authority (WDA) and quality issues monitored through collaboration with sister institutions and higher learning institutions through external moderation. Tracer surveys are conducted to get feedback from the employers of the students who graduated from GIP as well as the students themselves which is very positive until now since most of the graduates are now employed.
It was also highlighted by the Ag. Principal that GIP welcomes students from both within the country as well as international.
Commandant PTS-Gishari CP V NSHIMIYIMANA and Commandant NPC,CP Felix NAMUHORANYE during the Visit
The visitors also toured different workshops to see the different activities done with in GIP.
The workshops toured included Electrical and Electronics Engineering workshop, Plumbing Workshop, Masonry workshop, Automobile workshop, Motor Vehicle Inspection and Agri-Mechanization demonstration farm in which Heads of department made presentations about what is done from the different workshops highlighting different innovations done by the students.
Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department makes presentation about workshops and students' innovations.
Head of Civil Engineering Department,SHEMA Fred explains the innovation conceived by students
The comdt NPC,CP Felix NAMUHORANYE and Ag.Principal GIP ,ACP Damas GATARE(center) pose for a group photo with PSCSC 05|16-17
Head of Civil Engineering department
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"People who are pursuing their education at different levels need to be taught technical skills and get internships to become competitive on job market. Young people should have a positive attitude towards TVET.”
H.E. Paul KAGAME