Students and Graduands Cautioned against Sport Betting
Students and Graduands Cautioned against Sport Betting. Keynote speakers at Wote Technical Institute‘s first graduation ceremony cautioned graduates and current students to steer clear of sports betting since it is a death trap.
Esther Muoria, the Principal Secretary for TVETs and the event’s chief guest, advised the 1,700 graduates not to gamble because gambling has been linked to so many suicide cases around the country.
“I wish you the best as you leave, but keep in mind that taking one’s own life is the worst thing a person can do. When faced with a challenge you can’t handle, turn to a confidant or counselor, and all will fall into place, Muoria urged.
Regarding TVET, she stated that the field works in tandem with local business to provide trainees with the necessary industrial experience for the workplace.
John Wamae, the Eastern Regional Director of TVETs, reiterated the PS’s thoughts, adding that youth had gotten themselves into terrible situations as a result of betting.
There are some people who bet and win, but the majority end up regretting it, Wamae said. “Betting is a trap; please avoid it. You can’t be struggling to make it in life and still struggle on how to bet,” she added.
He continued by saying that vices other than gambling include things like narcotics, which can ruin lives. He advised the graduates to abstain from such vices and put all of their attention into living their lives.
Lwanga Mutiso, the chairman of the board of directors, reaffirmed that gambling destroys work ethics and that students should avoid it at all costs.I urged the graduating class to put serving mankind above all else and everything else would work itself out.
Joshua Munywoki, the principal of Wote Technical Training Institute, said that 334 graduates from artisan programs and 594 graduates from diploma programs.
He continued by saying that the institute had seen great increase in the number of trainees enrolled over the years, with over 3,000 students enrolled in 72 technical and business programmes.
“We have come a long way,” said the principal, “as many of our former students are now employed in the county’s formal and informal sectors, while others work for various businesses, and the remainder are self-employed.”