The Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) recently awarded five scholarships to students of the new cohort in the Master’s degree in conjunction with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The scholarships are set to help fund home-grown Namibian students and professionals to pursue Logistics and Transportation at Master’s Degree level at the Namibia University of Technology (NUST).The scholarships will benefit the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain students.
Erikki Amoono, Hift Simataa, Letisia Shinene, Linna Erikson and Ambrosius Kavaka were the five successful students to be funded by the NGCL, the total scholarship for the five students is valued at N$150,000 and this will cover their tuition for four semesters.
A joint German delegation from DAAD and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences selected the successful candidates, based on an essay competition on Road Safety in Namibia and of course the students’ academic credentials.
The fact that DAAD is continuing awarding these scholarships at a Master’s Degree level demonstrates the impact of the Logistics course is growing in Namibia and that it is attracting very talented students.
The German project director at the awards event said, “We are aware studying is an expensive and time-consuming investment. With these scholarships we want to encourage excellent students in a field that is vital for the economic development of the country. We expect a lot of them and hope to contribute our share to lift them and the logistics industry to the next level!”
Meanwhile, Logistics is a vital aspect of the National Development Plan (NDP 4) of Namibia, the sponsorship of these students means they will be educated to a post-graduate degree level that will let them complete with Logistics professionals internationally.