Women dominate IUM graduation

28 Sep 2019 09:30am
WINDHOEK, 28 SEP (NAMPA) – Women represented 72 per cent of those who graduated from the International University of Management on Friday.
Out of the 2 111 graduates, 1 514 were women and 597, men.
While noting the multiple achievements this year’s graduation signifies, the IUM governing council chairperson Dr David Namwandi said in 1994 when the private university started, it had just one student.
“IUM is evidence that Namibians can create and produce excellence through the doubting and the negativity,” Namwandi said.
At the same occasion, Ohlthaver & List Group Executive Chairperson Sven Thieme received IUM’s highest academic accolade, an honorary doctorate of business in commerce and entrepreneurship.
In his acceptance remarks, Thieme said 29 years ago when he received his first degree in accounting, he never thought he would receive such a prestige accolade.
“Throughout my career, I have come to realise how many of one’s achievements come from desperation and acceleration. Thus, I encourage you (the graduates) to discover your reason and then be desperate for it every day to achieve your goals,” Thieme said.
Also, the university graduated its first group of Master’s in International Relations, Diplomacy and Management students, which is also a first for Namibia.