Building Sciences Students Tipped on Post-Graduation Perspectives

BORAQS Board Chairman, Arch. Silvester Muli( second left) shares his professional experiences

Completing accredited programmes that satisfy job entry criteria is a huge relief for many graduates however transition to work especially for students in Building Sciences can be mystifying.

In bid to address job market concerns, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in partnership with Board of Registration for Architects and Quality Surveyors (BORAQS) on November 9, 2022 conducted an interactive session for final year students pursuing Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Quantity Survey.

The forum was aimed at furnishing students who are on the verge of graduating with requisite skills and knowledge required in the labour market.

Speaking during the forum, the Chief Executive Officer of BORAQS, Mwongera Rukaria urged students to familiarize themselves with procedures of getting qualifications as practicing professionals.

Students keenly following proceedings

He urged students to be proactive after graduation to secure the first opportunities in the competitive  market.

Chairman, Department of Architecture, Arch. Hashim Nadi, revealed that initial plans to make the forum a yearly event had been scampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He urged students to take advantage of the forum to learn and interact with professionals in their area of interest to get inside knowledge on the dynamics of the industry.

 “We are confident that you are experts in your field and we are here only to help you to gain traction in the job market,” said Arch. Nadi.

Another speaker, Dorcas Omukhulu, who the Assistant Commission Secretary at Commission for University Education lauded JKUAT for creating a platform for students to meet their potential employers and mentors.

Ms. Omukhulu commended JKUAT for offering quality academic programmes.

“We are happy that JKUAT is offering programmes that are recognized by the Commission for University Education and the world,” said Ms. Omukhulu.

She urged the students to be open minded in the work environment in order to learn various skills from the professionals in their field.

BORAQS and JKUAT team

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