Educated Namibians needed to drive development: Geingob

20 Apr 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 APR (NAMPA) – Highly skilled and qualified workers should be the foundation of a successful human development strategy for Namibia, President Hage Geingob has said.
The Head of State made this statement when he congratulated close to 1 000 students who graduated from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Faculty of Management Sciences here on Thursday.
Geingob emphasised that educated Namibians are needed to drive development and to maintain it at higher level at all times.
“All sectors of our economy need educated persons to be appreciatively improved in order to raise the standard of living for our people and to compete effectively in the global market,” said Geingob.
He noted that transforming Namibia into a knowledge-based nation requires the best brains, commitment and hard work to deal with and overcome the many problems facing the country.
Economic expansion, growth and unemployment need a new understanding and solutions, therefore innovative solutions to the current problems and challenges are needed in order to create sustainable development, Geingob said.
He urged the graduates to be highly efficient and productive citizens as many opportunities, responsibilities, liabilities and risks await them.
“You are the workforce of today and tomorrow and as a proud NUST graduate, you hold the key to our country’s development and productivity,” said the president.
The students graduated from various disciplines such as Human Resource Management; Accounting and Finance; Transport Management; Business Administration; Hospitality Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Travel and Tourism Management; Economics; and Leadership and Change Management.
A second graduation ceremony will be held on Friday for students receiving qualifications from the faculties of Computing and Informatics; Engineering; Health and Applied Sciences; Human Sciences and Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences.