IUMs first nursing students to graduate this year
19 Feb 2018 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 19 FEB (NAMPA) The first group of four-year honours degree in nursing at the International University of Management (IUM) will graduate in September this year.
This was announced by the founder of IUM, David Namwandi when he officially opened the universitys 2018 academic year here on Monday.
He explained that the students have already been deployed to private and public hospitals and clinics as they await their graduation.
He said among the developments witnessed in 2017 are a successful curriculum review which guarantees relevant and market-driven programmes for students.
These programmes ensure that our graduates will not only be marketable, but will in fact be much sought after by industry, he added.
Namwandi also informed the gathering that in partnership with the pharmaceutical society of Namibia, IUM will roll out a two-year pharmacist assistant programme as from this year.
Another important development is the establishment of the graduate entrepreneurship programme which will provide the students with an opportunity for practical exposure to entrepreneurship as well as nurturing sound business ideas.
He noted that due to the growing number of students, the university will build new hostel facilities, with construction commencing next month.
It will cater for more than 500 students in Windhoek and 200 students in Ongwediva and Nkurenkuru respectively, he said.
There are currently over 10 000 students studying at IUM.