Nearly 150 graduate from UNAM's Southern Campus

25 Apr 2019 19:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 25 APR (NAMPA) - The University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Southern Campus held its second graduation ceremony here on Thursday, with 148 students graduating from three faculties.
Of the graduates, 109 were from the Faculty of Education, 35 from the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and four from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Speaking during the ceremony, UNAM Chancellor Nangolo Mbumba said the Southern Campus is a special achievement for the university as it is not just a campus but also a catalyst for the realisation of the dreams and aspirations of the people of the south and Namibia in general.
He urged the graduates to not forget the university as they enter the world of work and their professions and said they should invest in the university for the next generation.
“When you are an accomplished professional, business person or even a politician, make that little contribution you can to grow the university for future generations. Solid, stable, quality institutions of higher learning are essential for Namibia to succeed in the war for knowledge,” he added.
The Southern Campus’s first doctoratal student, Dr Franco Maseke, graduated on Thursday.
Anja von Watzdorf was named the best second-year student in the Faculty of Education for all campuses countrywide, while Julia Ndafyaalako was the best first-year student in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Shannen da Rocha received an award for being the best graduating degree student for all UNAM campuses. She also received the Vice Chancellor's medal and Chancellor's medal and received N.dollars 3 500 in cash.