Job market concerns by NUST graduates

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduates have raised concerns over a lack of job opportunities after graduation.

Recently, over 1 000 students graduated from NUST and many are now asking whether there is space for them in the local market.

Zuma Nekwaya, who obtained a bachelor degree in Information and Technology (Technology systems, Admin and Networks), said jobs are scarce but only hopes for the best by next year.

“Hopefully things will change, and the economy will look good in the next financial year,” he said.

Another graduate, John Indongo who studied Metrology Engineering said, “Things are tough, and that is why one always have to invest in something else on the side. However, I am hoping to find a job and further my studies.”

Silas Kajewo also corroborated Indongo’s comment saying that the market is quite small and graduate is trying to get a piece from it.

 “The best way is to work on your own, but I am fortunate to be an intern right now at the Rosh Pinah Zinc mine. We just hope that the Uranium prices go up by next year,” he said.

Hilma Kambwela said she studied Public Management and will be looking for a job after she has settled down; although she is not optimistic.

Shihepo Vilho, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, was excited and hoped for the economy to find stability.

“I am delighted to have finished school. The graduation ceremony was very nice and motivating so let us see what the world has in store for us,” he said.

Elvi Elia who also studied Human Resources said he is not worried about finding a job right now because he is set on continuing his studies.  

Linekela Nantuua obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Level 7 said that her journey with NUST was a great experience.

“We all want a job to be able to further our studies but to afford further studies that requires money, I am not sure if there is lack of opportunities in the industry I am in, but we will cross that bridge when we get there,” she noted.

Shivute Kleopas studied Transport Management and believes that there is a market because “transport companies are always hiring”.