NAMFI graduates well equipped

Approximately 120 technical and vocational students, marine engineers and marine navigators graduated from the Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute in Walvis Bay.

12 November 2019 | Education

Magy Sam; NAMFI Director; “… an effective instrument to improve the lives of people and develop special skills. . .”

Walvis Bay · [email protected]

The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) hosted its second graduation ceremony since its inception on Friday.

Fisheries and marine resources minister Bernard Esau hailed the graduates as the cream of the maritime industry in a speech presented on his behalf by fisheries deputy director Steven Ambabi.



In his speech the minister emphasised that success is a journey and not a destination.

“Receiving your certificates does not signal an end but rather the beginning of a long journey. What you do after graduation will determine your success in life.”

Esau also said he believe that NAMFI under its newly appointed director Magy Sam will continue to make significant progress and will reform and transform itself with vision, passion and energy into an even higher quality, more relevant to its stakeholders learning institute in the country and regionally.

“NAMFI has already proved to the industry that there is indeed a place where Namibians can be trained with strict adherence to International Maritime Conventions.”



NAMFI director Magy Sam said the occasion attests to the organisation’s shared determination that Namibians should have access to the best marine education and be able to realise their full potential.



“It has been a long journey for NAMFI way back from 1996 to this significant day. Maritime and fishery education is indeed an effective instrument to improve the lives of people and develop special skills for the industry locally and internationally.”

On a speech delivered on her behalf by the port captain Lukas Kaufuna, Connie Pandeni, the chairperson of the NAMFI board of trustees, emphasised that the organisation has been instrumental in the Namibianisation of the fishing and maritime industry.

“NAMFI provided well over 1 500 maritime officer graduates for the industry at various levels who have been absorbed in the industry as engineer officers and deck officers. More than 500 students have trained in vocational courses with more than 10 000 students trained in various short courses especially in the areas of safety and sea going preparedness.”

Pandeni also paid tribute to the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), saying that most graduates would not have made it without financial support from the two organisations.

She further cautioned the graduates that the job market was very different to student life and urged them to put the skills they acquired to good use.

“Be worthy NAMFI ambassadors. There are infinite possibilities of what you could do with your kind of training. “

KASSIE

Top performing students

Martin Nande Nalalemo - 88 % - Deck Officer Class 6 (2019 intake)

Kukeinge Micheal and Egidius Mweshininga Shavuka - both achieved 92% - Deck Officer Class 5 (2019 intake)

Kristine Kalimbo - 76% - Aircon & Refrigeration Level 3 (2019 intake)

Mathias Iyambo - 72% - Instrumentation & Control Level 3 (2019 intake)

Petrus Kaudinge - 71% - Fitting & Turning Level 3 (2019 intake)

Mukwateni Aipinge and Egidius Shavuka - both achieved 88% - Deck Officer Class 6 (2018 intake)

James Nguuo and Amon Shafooli - both achieved 83% - Marine Engineering Class 6 (2019 intake)

Erastus Phillipus - 80% - Deck Officer Class 5 (2018 intake)

Taimi Wyelu - 75% - Aircon & Refrigeration Level 3 (2018 intake)

Celestinus Mukuva - 76% - Instrumentation & Control Level 3 (2018 intake)

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