•HRMPEB CEO Douglas Ogolla lauded the graduands for putting in the requisite effort that so them pass the exams.
•He passed a message of congratulations to them even as he exuded confidence that they have acquired the much-needed skills to perform their duties diligently.
About 746 students, 573 females and 73 males, were Wednesday Certified as Human Resource Professionals (CHRP (K)).
The group was given the honours by the Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB).
Speaking during the graduation ceremony held at KICC, Nairobi, HRMPEB CEO Douglas Ogolla lauded the graduands for putting in the requisite effort that so them pass the exams.
He passed a message of congratulations to them even as he exuded confidence that they have acquired the much-needed skills to perform their duties diligently.
"This achievement is a landmark addition to your profiles, a credential that effectively sets you on an exciting course of career fulfilment, professionalism and value-added HR practice," Ogolla said.
"As you apply the competencies that you have acquired with your CHRP(K), we are very certain that you will make a positive difference in our noble profession."
The graduation was HRMPEB's 3rd since the course was launched.
Ogolla acknowledged the milestone made by the organization saying it is a step in the right direction as they seek to better the course.
"I am delighted to announce that for the first-time HRMPEB is certifying a student living with a disability. Millicent Wangechi Kiboi has risen above his visual challenge and successfully written her CHRP Examinations with assistance, using a braille Machine," he said.
"In reference to this case, I want to assure all students that the Board is extremely keen on inclusivity and has opened doors to every student from every corner of the world despite any challenges they might face."
HRMPEB was an early adaptor of the Online Examination Model among the National Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in Kenya.
The initiative was mooted by the Board as a business continuity intervention in the wake of the COVID – 19 Lockdown.
Some of the best-performing finalists awarded are products of the Online Examinations Initiative.
T better the course, the CEO said:
"The Board successfully completed a revision of the CHRP curriculum, realigning it with current market and industry requirements. We also launched new programmes: a Competency-based Diploma and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. These are TVET/College entry-level, technical academic courses designed to equip youth with practical competencies."