Nakayale holds first-ever graduation

Nakayale Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) held its first-ever graduation on Thursday at Outapi where 129 students graduated in Office Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Food and Beverage, Commercial Cookery and Front Office.

Students were conferred national certificates of competence for 2016-2019 class.

Officiating at the event, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi has encouraged the graduates to positively focus on their dream as they enter the job market.

Positive energy is what make any dream a reality. Without this, we can easily experience discouragement, frustration and ultimately failure in our life, the Minister explained.

Calling on the graduates to become entrepreneurs by creating job opportunities for themselves and others, Kandjii-Murangi asked them not to be just spectators or onlookers to the government to provide employment.

She wants the graduates to put their dreams into action by developing a relentless desire to win, while on the other hand stressed that the most successful people are extremely motivated and possess that strong inner it takes to achieve any goal.

The minister then recognised the growth of the NVTC, saying it has now 293 students increased from just 40 trainees at its inception in 2011.

Speaking at the same occasion, Omusati governor Erginus Endjala noted that the NVTC next year will be the first public institution to offer the Wholesalers and Retailers Level 2, while it also aims to introduce unique courses such as Road Construction and Maintenance and information and Technology {IT).

A very serious challenge which is worrisome is a lack of trainees' accommodation, stated Endjala, adding that the centre does not have accommodation to host trainees who are being admitted from far regions and towns.

The graduation was held under the theme Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.

Source: Namibia Press Agency