Female students dominate Nust graduation

29 April 2019 | Education

More than half of the students who graduated from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) on Thursday of last week were female.

Out of the total 2 352 graduates, 1 250 were female.

Nust's council chairperson Esi Schimming-Chase said this proves there has been a breakthrough in male-dominated fields. Schimming-Chase further announced that this was her last graduation ceremony as chairperson of the council as her contract ends on 31 October this year.

Also speaking at the event was Nust chancellor Peter Katjavivi, who emphasised the importance of youth empowerment.

“At a recent inter-parliamentary forum, the question of youth empowerment was repetitive,” he said.

He further commended the government for funding youth employment projects.

In the National Budget for the 2019/20 financial year, N$15 million was allocated to youth entrepreneurship projects in addition to N$9.5 million to support youth employment and self-employment under the National Youth Council.

The graduation ceremonies ended on Friday.

NAMPA

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