This development follows the signing of an agreement between the Poly and the CILT UK that will authorise the NGCL to offer regulated Logistics and Transport qualifications in Namibia.
According to Logan Fransman, Acting Director of the NGCL, the qualifications regulated by the United Kingdom’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), allow the Namibian recipients of these qualifications to be evaluated by the Namibian Qualifications Authority (NQA).
“This adds real value to prospective students and falls in line with the prescriptions of the NQA that require institutions to offer relevant and recognised qualifications to the industry,” Fransman said. He added that the NGCL is only the second centre to offer CILT UK qualifications in Africa and that it aims to provide students with a competitive edge when entering the job market. It also enables them to pursue further studies at other tertiary institutions, locally, regionally and internationally.
The CILT UK is the independent professional body for individuals associated with Logistics, Supply Chains and Transportation with a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members connect all CILT UK members wherever they are in the world. It represents the greatest resource of professional expertise within the sector.
“The agreement and the regulated qualifications mean a great deal for the NGCL and its students as a wide range of benefits, knowledge and research now becomes available to the students and the Poly. It can often be a struggle to offer regulated and recognised qualifications, but through the partnership between the NGCL and CILT UK this now becomes easier. Well-qualified practitioners will now become available to the Namibian industry.
“The Centre has undergone stringent evaluations to achieve this status and is proud to offer the qualifications. In its pursuit to achieve excellence, the NGCL will continue to offer relevant Logistics and Transport education and training to the Namibian industry,” Fransman said.