PPS, an insurance company that belongs to its members for their benefit rather than outside shareholders, focuses on the long-term interests of its current and future members.
Through these merit awards, PPS gives back to the nation in line with its corporate social investment (CSI) initiative that acknowledges academic excellence at Namibia’s two public tertiary institutions, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and University of Namibia (UNAM). The company will present awards annually to eligible graduating students who have performed outstandingly in their respective degree programmes. Each winning student will receive a certificate and N$2 500 in cash.
The first NUST recipients of the awards are Erastus Haimbodi, who obtained the Bachelor of Bio-Medical Sciences degree, and Christalin Mushongo, a Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences graduate.
The Dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Dr Sehaam Khan, commended the efforts the two student had put into their studies and the support they received.
“Although the students put in 90% of the work, we should not forget that someone’s success is always the result of a collective effort: the lecturers who put in their time, and the family members and friends who supported the students in their work,” Khan said. She congratulated the winning students and encouraged them to continue to work hard.