20 Nov 2014 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV (NAMPA) - A total of 12 physically-challenged students on Thursday graduated in the field of Entrepreneurship through the
Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN)'s Centre for Enterprise Development (CED).
The graduates acquired skills in areas of Business Management, Marketing Management and personal development, amongst others.
The students were awarded their certificates during the PoN's 19th Graduation ceremony.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba, in a speech delivered on his behalf by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku, commended the graduates for their hard work during the duration of their studies.
He said graduation ceremonies are an important indicator of the progress the country is making towards human capital development, which is an important pillar in the realisation of the country's development agenda.
'Human capital development is a critical area in the socio-economic advancement of our nation. It is for this reason that government has and will continue to make significant investment in human capital development,' he said.
Speaking at the same ceremony, PoN Rector Tjama Tjivikua acknowledged the graduates' dedication and tireless efforts into completing challenging academic journeys, while balancing complex responsibilities and expectations.
Dont forget that there are many unsung heroes and heroines who made your success a reality, amongst them your wonderful faculty, Tjivikua told the graduates.
He added that the Polytechnic has always put strong emphasis on academic excellence, underpinned by the core values of accountability, innovation and integrity.
The CED has been offering entrepreneurship training to people with disabilities in partnership with the National Disability Council of Namibia (NDCN) for over two years.