Guest Contributor | Sep 14, 2018 | 0
Chevening, Pretrolfund scholarship beneficiaries off to the UK
The British High Commission held its farewell event for nine local scholars taking up their post graduate studies in the UK earlier this week.
All nine students that were selected for the scholarship are going to the UK under the UK government funded Chevening scholarship programme. One scholar is jointly funded by Chevening and the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund).
Speaking at the occasion, Namibian Chevening Alumni representative, Vicky Matjila, said
“Chevening is a great opportunity for these bright and promising Namibians. I am very excited for them, as they are embarking on a journey of a lifetime which will be packed with discoveries, joy, excitement and challenges. Studying is the most extraordinary experience one can have, and I am sure these outstanding Namibian will embrace this opportunity and make the best of it for the Namibian-UK ties”.
The nine beneficiaries are: Omagano Kankondi (Msc in Business Innovation, Birbeck, University of London), Michelle Hijamutiti (Msc in Applied Environmental Geology, University Cardiff), Rosanne Kahuure (MPH International Development, University East Anglia), Lovisa Neshila (MSc Energy Studies, University Dundee), Natalia Halweendo (MA Internaitonal Social Development, University East Anglia), Shakwa Nyambe (LLM Oil & Gas Law, University Aberdeen, Chevening-Petrofund), Twamanguluka Nambili (MSc Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, Birbeck, University of London), Sevelus Nakashole (MSc Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Cardiff University), and Kemanya Amkongo (LLM International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights, University Birmingham).
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities. The next Chevening online application cycle for Namibia opened on 8 August and will close on 8 November.
Awards in Namibia are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, with priority given to those who wish to study in the areas of Trade, Human Rights, Governance, Media and Climate Change at any of the UK’s leading universities. In partnership with the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund), Chevening is offering two jointly funded scholarships in the fields MSc. Oil & Gas Law and MSc. Oil & Gas Finance/Accounting for two Namibian scholars