Windhoek North-based Triumphant College held its sixth graduation ceremony at Kalahari Sands Hotel and Casino last week Thursday where engineering and commerce students were awarded certificates.
A total of 34 students were granted with recognised credentials of different levels including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees that now gives them a better chance of becoming part of Namibia’s working population, not part of the 51.2% who are unemployed.
Speaking at the event, the managing director, Elizabeth Kiangi, encouraged the students to become lifelong learning participators, adding; “Dear graduates, wherever you go, there will be 10 necessary pillars to sustain you - trust in God; use your knowledge at the right time; expect to take the greater share of blame and less credit; be creative; handle yourselves with your heads and others with your hearts; let God be your guide; focus; accept challenges; initiate ideas and know your characters are more important than your jobs.”
Vice chairperson, Bollen Khama, who gave the keynote address, encouraged the students further to excel even in hard conditions and be ambassadors of education. He also called upon them to uphold the philosophy of lifelong learning and transferring of the new acquired skills into opportunity.
“You choose to become learners in pursuit for development and education. Now you are learners and will remain learners,” he said.
Apart from engineering and commerce, the institution, which has been in existence since 2006, has other schools including those of management and business studies as well as law.
According to Khama, the institution’s management has plans of expanding its operations with new administration buildings, lecture halls, sports facilities, hostels and even a cathedral as soon as a new piece of land is acquired from the Windhoek municipality.