A total number of 450 young people graduated with Level 3 and Level 4 diplomas from the three northern vocational training centres – Nakayale VTC in Omusati, Valombola VTC in Oshana, and Eenhana VTC in Ohangwena.

The joint-graduation ceremony of the three institutions was held on 20 October in Ongwediva, where Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi was the keynote speaker.

“Your graduation from the NEV TVET Hub Centres marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with endless possibilities,” said Mr Erick Fundula Nenghwanya, the chairperson of the NEV TVET Hub.

“As you move forward, I encourage you to embrace innovation and new thinking. In today’s rapidly evolving world, these qualities will set you apart and open doors to countless opportunities.”

Nenghwanya also said that as the graduates step into the world beyond the walls of classrooms, “remember that the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired here are the foundation upon which you will build your future. Let your commitment to hard work, innovation and fresh perspectives guide you towards excellence and remarkable achievements.”

Kandjii-Murangi said: “Yours is a remarkable achievement. We pay tribute to your achievement. This is your moment. You deserve a warm round of applause.”

While most of the graduates received qualifications in Level 3 and Level 4 of their vocational studies, the highest diploma qualifications of Level 5 were given only to Paulus Shafaishuna Ipinge and Elnestu Shimwefeleni.

In the photo: The graduation ceremony of the northern vtcs.