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Second Boys Leadership Camp set for 28 June

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The Second Boys Leadership  Camp and Training is expected to kick off from the 28th of June to the 7th of July at Ongeyama Farm outside Okahandja.  

The Boys Leadership  Camp and Training is an initiative under the School of Destiny Association's (SODA) character-building programmes that provides practical tools for self-awareness, self-discipline, leadership skills, and character building for young people.

Boys Leadership  Camp and Training targets young boys between the ages of 12 and 20. 

Namibians to be trained in oil and gas vocational skills in Angola

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Thirteen Namibians with Level 3 qualifications in welding, fitting, and turning will be trained in vital oil and gas vocational skills in Angola.

With the help of this programme, Namibians will be better equipped to progress the country's rapidly growing oil and gas industry.

Namibia's oil and gas sector continues to gain momentum, necessitating the implementation of programmes to upskill its citizens for the emerging sector.

Midwives Association advocates for proper training

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When midwives are properly educated and regulated, they can avert maternal and neonatal mortality, morbidity, and stillbirths.

These sentiments were shared at the International Day of the Midwife celebration, held in Windhoek over the weekend.

The Independent Midwives Association of Namibia (IMANA) advocates for proper training of midwives.

The aim is competency-based training, producing competent midwives by building capacity, challenging themselves to hone skills, and providing a continuous professional development platform for matters of midwifery practice.

MEFT trains environmental officers to deal with illegal activities

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With illegal sand mining activities happening in most parts of the country, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism is training environmental officers in all regions.

They are from the Department of Parks and Forestry.

Although more is expected from the environmental officers, the current pressing matter is that of illegal sand mining, which the ministry is working hard to put an end to.

Currently, Namibia does not have environmental officers, though there are provisions in the Act.

MPs call for training of teachers on the revised curriculum

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Members of Parliament in the National Council urged the government to prioritise training for teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector to effectively navigate the revised curriculum.

They were contributing to the report of the Standing Committee on Education on the high failure rate of learners for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advance Subsidiary levels in 2022.

Sasscal, UNAM Collaborate on green hydrogen implementation process

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Stakeholders in the implementation process of Green Hydrogen, Sasscal and the University of Namibia shared with nbc-news the role they play in the implementation process of green hydrogen projects.

Sasscal plays a role in fund sourcing and continuous training, whereas UNAM plays a pivotal role in the research of green hydrogen projects.

Africa needs to manufacture vaccines locally

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There is a need for Africa to locally manufacture vaccines and fill immunisation gaps.

Currently, Africa imports 99 percent of its vaccines.

Moreover, more than 90 percent of medicines and medical devices are imported.

This situation has proven to be a challenge in Namibia and other nations during pandemics such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and Ebola.

This is concerning and raises questions about the preparedness for future pandemics, emphasising the importance of partnerships and collaboration.

Police Inspector General urges cadet constables to embrace professionalism

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Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo has urged 818 cadet constables who are undergoing training at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre to be professional when they are deployed to various stations.

The cadets will graduate on May 3rd.

Emphasising the values of professionalism and selflessness, Lieutenant General Shikongo called upon the cadets to serve all Namibians and foreigners impartially, transcending ethnic and political boundaries.

President Mbumba calls for educational exchanges with Finland

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President Nangolo Mbumba has advocated for educational exchanges and training between Namibia and Finland, particularly in the new oil and gas industries. 

His comments came during a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Finland at the State House.

The Finnish parliamentarians are visiting Namibia for a series of meetings with their local counterparts to discuss various issues affecting the two countries.

Merck Foundation grants scholarships to train Namibian doctors

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The Merck Foundation of Germany has provided scholarships to train 68 local medical doctors in Namibia.

During the Merck Foundation Annual Summit in Windhoek, members of Namibia's Alumni Association expressed their gratitude.

With advances in technology and the emergence of new diseases, medical practitioners need to continue upskilling, especially in developing countries. 

Hence, the Merck Foundation's philanthropic arm, Merch KGAA, Germany, which aims to improve the health and well-being of people, offered scholarships to medical professionals.