Naryn Students and Healthcare Workers Graduate from SPCE Programmes
The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) awarded certificates to 90 graduates (70% women) at its fifth graduation ceremony in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan on June 8th. Among the graduates were eight healthcare practitioners in Naryn, who completed the “English for Heath” course. They work in the local regional hospital and the Aga Khan Medical and Diagnostic Center (AKMDC). “Our English courses were very useful, and we gained skills that will help us communicate better with our English-speaking patients,” said Makhabat Makeshova, a Nurse at AKMDC.
SPCE students completed courses in English, Russian, mental math, information technology, accounting technology, the National Entrance Exam preparation (ORT) course (held in At-Bashy and Naryn), and the Academic Achievement Programme. The Ceremony was attended by representatives from the Naryn Government, Naryn town Education Department, Naryn State University, as well as from the Aga Khan Development Network agencies and UCA.
“For about 11 years, SPCE has made a significant contribution to the regional development and education sphere in Naryn,” said Jarkyn Ibraeva, Deputy Governor of Social Affairs of Naryn town. “The School is providing a great opportunity to the young generation, and assisting them to realise their potential and educational goals.”
Concluding the event, young dancers from SPCE's English in Villages outreach programme in Dobolu village performed traditional dances for the guests.