Last week the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) held its graduation ceremony face to face which it wasn’t able to host for the past two years due to the pandemic, although in 2020 and 2021 its graduate ceremony had been held online for a virtual audience.
This year the ceremony wasn’t hosted at the Safari Hotel as usual where it has been hosted since its inception ,but rather at the campus to cater to more than 2000 graduates.
“Allow me to remind graduates that they should keep abreast of the happenings in the world and not take anything in their lives for granted, Namibia and the World is watching you, as you have a moral duty as a bonified citizen of the world to plough back, to contribute to the economic development of your countries and your societies to educate the citizens of the world, dear graduates I employ you not to be bystanders, but agents of change as foretold in the good old days, you should be the difference that you want to see in the world”
The Vice-Chancellor of NUST Dr. Erold Naomab said whilst addressing the graduates.
The celebrations were immense and the institution went all out with lined up shows and from the choir to the Namibian Police Band and the L’s Band.
With speeches from the Minister of higher education, training, and innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi who spoke about the tiring times and the improvement of the institution and what is to be expected from it, she further emphasized how there are more female graduates compared to male graduates, and how she’d like to see a shift in the difference.
The youngest Member of parliament Patience Masua gave a few words of encouragement and teamwork, also giving credit to the NUST community for all their help and guidance that the students made as far as they did.
Proud faces and joyous moments are what could be seen by everyone present, keen and eager to start their lives anew, with few others ready to build the Namibian nation and go in the job market with their expertise.