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220 students capped at business school graduation

220 students capped at business school graduation

The Southern Business School Namibia hosted its graduation ceremony this month, which saw a total of 220 graduates of different programmes and degrees honoured.

According to the Director of Southern Business School Namibia, Albin Jacobs the figures show a steady increase of the number of students graduating each semester from the school.

The people enrolled with SBS Namibia have not only grown in numbers, but we are seeing students pursuing consecutive degrees and courses. Starting off with certificates and diplomas and eventually enrolling in bachelor’s programmes as well with the School,” he added.

Jacobs made the welcoming remarks at the event while Hon. Leon Jooste: Minister of Public Enterprises gave the keynote address during the ceremony.

He emphasised the need for education and educated people to help in building up Namibia further. “Today’s graduates juggle jobs, family, friends and social life whilst still managing to pursue tertiary education through Distance Learning with SBS Namibia. Often it is said that people take the easy road and don’t want to invest in themselves or their country. These SBS Namibia graduates prove that, this is a fallacy.”

The students received their degrees and certificates in many different fields and sectors that SBS Namibia offers. Students received degrees in Management; Advanced Diploma in Management, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Policing Practice, Bachelor of Business Administration Honours, Bachelor of Policing Practice Honours and Masters Degrees as well as students being rewarded for academic achievements for the respective qualifications.

These students embody all that is positive about Distance Education. They are securing a better life for themselves through education, while many hold down a full or part-time job at the same time. That is an incredibly powerful notion and one that we at SBS Namibia are extremely proud of. Distance Education is a real and viable option when wanting to pursue tertiary education,” Jacobs added.

Meanwhile, through its ‘Hands-on, Minds-on, Hearts-on’ philosophy, SBS Namibia has transformed many lives over the years by securing futures with a strong foundation in skills and knowledge.

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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.