Ninety Students Graduate from SPCE in Naryn
Date: 14 June 2019
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) held its 6th Graduation Ceremony on June 14th, recognising 90 graduates (70% women). Learners successfully completed SPCE programmes and courses including the Academic Achievement Programme (AAP), accounting technology, International Computer Driving License, Russian, English and German languages, Mental Math, and the National Test (ORT) Preparatory programme in Naryn, as well as in At-Bashy village and Naryn districts. During the 2018-2019 academic year, over 2,000 learners completed SPCE programmes in Naryn.
“We believe that knowledge should be available and accessible to anybody and everybody, and it is with this desire that UCA works with and offers programmes of the highest quality possible to the people of this region.” said Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Rector of UCA. “Today we celebrate the graduates who have increased their knowledge, and we ask that they use what they have learnt for the good of themselves, their families, and the region.”
The ceremony was attended by Jarkyn Ibraeva, Vice Governor of Social Affairs of Naryn, Saltanat Esenamanova, Vice Mayor of Naryn, as well as representatives from UCA, Naryn State University, the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme in Kyrgyzstan, First Microcredit Company (Naryn branch) and local media.
“SPCE gave me many opportunities to develop myself for the future, as well as motivation to pursue my further studies,” said Elzada Kubanychbekova, Grade 11 AAP student.
The ceremony was followed by a presentation of SPCE achievements in Naryn, as well as dancing and singing performances by the graduates. An exhibition of SPCE’s entrepreneurship programme alumni was also held where graduates presented various products from their businesses including vegetables, flowers, Kyrgyz souvenirs, sportswear, and eggs. Watch a news report by Naryn TV.