Cota students finally graduate

06 Jul 2017 20:30pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JUL (NAMPA) - Around 60 students from the College of the Arts (Cota) on Thursday graduated and received their diplomas after a three-year course in a form of media, art or fashion.
Delivering an address on behalf of the minister, Director of Arts from the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture, Ervart Mtota said Cota plays an important role in engaging the youth to be innovative and productive citizens.
“The class of the 2016 graduates now belong to noble professions that are essential in our communities,” Mtota said adding the students above parents and friends have the right to enjoy this moment of glory and achievement.
He said Cota lecturers and tutors did a great job ensuring that graduates are ready for the job market.
“I urge the Cota management to come up with innovative ideas in enhancing the wealth of the college to become the institution of choice.”
This is the 12th graduation ceremony of Cota and comes about a month after the Education Ministry postponed it and suspended lectures following a lack of funds.
Also speaking at the gradation ceremony, Cota graduate and entrepreneur, Wilkka Hainyondo urged the graduates to put their knowledge and skills to use and start their own business.
“ make it happen for yourself. There are a lot of opportunities out there so use your knowledge and skills and you will never go wrong.”
Hainyondo, who owns a video production company said, she has temporarily employed a Cota student and is working towards employing at least10 Cota graduates.
She advised them to make informed decisions.
“Avoid operating from unregistered businesses and do proper research on the career you want to follow because a career sticks with you for the rest of your life,” she said.