UNAM graduates will be responsible citizens: Mwandemele

23 Apr 2015 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 23 APR (NAMPA) – The University of Namibia (UNAM) held its annual graduation ceremony in the capital on Thursday.
During his welcoming remarks, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research, Professor Osmund Mwandemele said 2 767 students across all its campuses graduated this year, of which 68 per cent are female.
Mwandemele assured the Namibian nation in general that the UNAM graduates of 2015 would be a responsible group of citizens, who are ready to use their acquired skills and knowledge to make a difference in tomorrow’s world.
“Our goal is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to responsibly meet the global challenges, because we consider the challenges of today’s globalizing world and specifically for Namibia as our challenge from the university from which solutions need to be found” he noted.
The professor also highlighted that this year, UNAM will for the first time have graduates from the Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Pre-Primary and Lower-Primary Education, Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Upper-Primary Education, Bachelor of Accounting (Chartered Accountancy) and Diploma in Business Administration.
“In order to address access and equity to higher education as well as to meet the human resource needs to achieve Vision 2030, UNAM has continued to initiate new professional academic programmes that would address the critical human capital needs of our country and beyond,” he said.
UNAM’s student population has grown to 20 975, of which 2 000 students are from 43 countries worldwide.