Education is the only possession that will never be taken away once you obtain it, said NamCol Director Heroldt Murangi at the official opening of NamCol 2013 academic year held in Windhoek.
Encouraging the new-comers at the NamCol Open Learning College into prioritising their future by strengthening their studies; Murangi reminded them that success in life does not come easy and it all comes down to their commitment to it.
A point that even NamCol regional manager of Southern Africa Clemens Hinanifa shared by urging the students to choose a better path in life by being masters of their own destinies.
Hinanifa congratulated NamCol for its growth and success for seventeen years now.
The College started with only 2500 students, it has since grown to having currently over 20 000 students registering per year.
NamCol director Murangi later noted that in the previous years, excelling students (scoring between A-C) have been awarded scholarships and various prizes hence the new-comers should bear in mind that excelling will always come with advantages.
Murangi also emphasised on the fact that even the tutors at the college should pull their socks the best they can.
“I am in the process of setting up an SMS system connecting all students’ numbers to the system so that they can always tell us each time the tutor does not perform well or does not come to classes, which usually happens. This will ensure teachers’ efficiency,” Murangi said.
Invited for the opening was travel consultant and motivational speaker Florence Haufiku who taught the students that time is always of essence and that they should take into account that it never goes back but rather keeps moving so should they too.
“As students of NamCol, you will be convinced that you are failures but remember that no one is in life. It is never about where you are in life, but rather how you position yourself in life.
“One should always stand up when one falls; never let people put you down and keep moving,” she stressed.
She insisted that NamCol is one of the most open colleges to all Namibian and students attending it should not feel underestimated.