Namibians receive scholarships from Japan

The Japanese Government has awarded four Namibian students scholarships to pursue postgraduate qualifications.

A media statement issued yesterday said the four beneficiaries were received at the residence of Japan's Ambassador to Namibia, Hideaki Harada, in Windhoek on Friday in the presence of Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Innovation and Training Becky Ndjoze-Ojo.

The Embassy of Japan in Namibia said the scholarships are offered to enhance academic exchanges, amongst other bilateral cooperation, and are one of the drivers for strengthening relations between the two countries.

Lecturers at the University of Namibia, Thomas Alweendo and Frans Shafuda were awarded scholarships at the Tokyo University of Science and Technology to pursue PhD's in their focal areas of study.

They are expected to contribute to human resource development for the blue economy in Namibia upon completion of their studies.