UNAM has delivered: Hangula

14 Apr 2016 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 14 APR (NAMPA) – University of Namibia (UNAM) Vice-Chancellor Lazarus Hangula says the institution has delivered on its mandate of producing required human resources for the Namibian nation.
Speaking on Thursday during the first of two UNAM graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Hangula said apart from the political sphere, most of the individuals heading various local institutions are products of the university.
The most notable aspect of this year’s graduation is that for the first time, 35 locally trained medical doctors will graduate from the institution.
Echoing Hangula’s sentiments, UNAM Pro-Vice Chancellor Osmund Mwandemele said the university will continue doing research that will help tackle national problems such as poverty eradication, which has been high on President Hage Geingob’s agenda since taking over office in March 2015.
“We will continue doing the relevant research that can address challenges facing society, not only food security and health,” he said.
Students from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences; Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science (School of Computing) graduated on Thursday, while the rest will graduate on Friday.
The university was set to hand over nine doctorates; 71 Masters Degrees; 1 845 Bachelor’s Degrees; 144 post-graduate diplomas; 635 normal diplomas; 16 post-graduate certificates and 171 certificates during this year’s graduation.
In total, 2 891 students will graduate from UNAM this year. Of this amount, 2 598 are Namibians.
UNAM has 12 campuses nationwide, making it the largest tertiary institution in the country. More than 34 000 students have graduated from the university since its inception in 1992.