Graduates urged to be innovative

21 April 2017 | Local News

President Hage Geingob has told graduates from the Namibia University of Science and Technology that they hold a very important key to the country’s development.

The head of state told graduates to be highly efficient and further implored them to be productive citizens.

“In every way, your country’s prosperity depends on your collective and personal contribution,” said Geingob who was speaking at the Nust graduation ceremony yesterday.

“Society has invested in you and you must re-invest your knowledge and energy in society. You are at crossroads in your lives. Many things await your engagement: opportunities, responsibilities, liabilities and risks. You are the workforce of today and tomorrow. Once you receive your respective diplomas and degrees, you will hold the key to our country’s development and prosperity,” he said.

The head of state also challenged graduates to be innovative as they enter the job market.

“To the graduants, I am confident to say that your educational, training and learning experience at Nust has been a time for discovery and self-development. We believe you have developed your intellect to analyse complex ideas and think ahead, innovate and lead people and institutions in a multi-cultural environment. The world of tomorrow is about thinking ahead, creativity, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. These are important facts that should be easily recognisable as benchmarks of educated persons.”

In addition, the president said the country needed education Namibians to drive development and to maintain it at higher levels.

STAFF REPORTER

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