Chevening students bid farewell
The two Namibian Chevening scholars in 2014/15 are Victoria Matjila studying for an MA in International Relations at the University of Cardiff, and Alina Haidula, studying for an MA Petroleum Geoscience at Royal Holloway, University of London, co-funded by Namcor.
The two Namibian Chevening scholars were briefed by the British High Commission, Chevening officer Hans-Christian Mahnke, the chair of the Namibian Chevening Alumni Network, Bertha Amakali, and Namibian Chevening alumna Jennifer Kandjii.
Bertha Amakali, deputy Head of Department, Polytechnic of Namibia, Media Department said, “Namibia is still in a growth or developmental phase, requiring expertise in a variety of sectors.
The country therefore needs educated people at postgraduate level because that is where knowledge is created and assimilated. Assistance in the form of postgraduate scholarships to Namibian students will be the lead agent in ensuring and attaining the objectives of creating knowledge-based economy.” Currently studying in the UK with a Chevening scholarship, Namibian Colin Namene from Arandis said, “The Chevening Scholarship not only provides you with an opportunity to study at some of the best universities in the world, but also a platform to establish good networks with alumni in the Chevening family as well as at your university.
It’s an enriching experience that is beneficial at a personal and country level.”
The competition for the next Chevening cycle, the 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships, is still open and closes on 15 November.
All applications must be made through ‘eChevening’, the online Chevening Scholarship application system. Guidance for applicants and a link to eChevening is available on www.chevening.org.