Higher Education comes to Minister's defence on S&T allowances

AR Activist Dr Job Amupanda continues to release information revealing S&T allowances that were allegedly paid irregularly to the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi.

In its response, the ministry said there was nothing untoward in the payment of these international daily subsistance allowances.

Dr Job Amupanda has published on his social media pages proof of payment, which he claims was made to the minister, for trips that were already funded by international partners.

Over 2,000 students graduate from NUST

More than 2,000 students graduated from the Namibian University of Science and Technology.

The graduates include two inmates from the Namibian Correctional Facility who obtained a Bachelor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and 127 foreign students from Angola, Italy and Nigeria.
137 received certificates, 210 Diplomas, 599 obtained Bachelor's Degrees, 295 Honors Degrees and 223 Postgraduate diplomas.

The students obtained qualifications in Tourism, Communication, Business Management, and Criminal Justice.

Higher Education Minister says TVET have the potential to lower unemployment

The Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi says Technical and Vocational Education and Training have the potential to lower unemployment and alleviate poverty.

The minister says attempts to improve challenges faced by TVET programmes may dwindle should the perception held by youth, parents and community not meaningfully change. 

Kandjii Murangi's sentiments are contained in the Final Report for the second WorldSkills Africa competition which was held in Swakopmund last year.

RVTC graduates called to take part in new economic sectors

The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi, has called on graduates of the Rundu Vocational Training Center (RVTC)  to target opportunities in the new economic sectors Namibia is developing. 

Her speech was read by the Executive Director, Dr Alfred Van Kent.

More than 500 trainees received certificates in various vocational courses.