NUST was one of the biggest exhibitors at the annual show that has become the largest trade and exhibition showpiece in the country. More than 200 students and staff exhibited various projects. These included the Solar Taxi which operates with the use of solar energy and was designed by students and staff. Furthermore, live broadcasts on NUST FM and public lectures were held at the stand and prospective students were given assistance with online applications.
The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, who delivered the keynote address at the official opening of the show, said trade shows have the important role to inform and educate and introduce members of the public to new technologies, inventions, services and products that can enhance socio-economic development. “It should be noted that higher education institutions are well represented at this show. In the globalised world, such a showpiece would be incomplete without higher education being an active participant because education has both intellectual and economic value. Education stimulates imagination, creativity and interest in knowledge, and it empowers graduates with more and better job opportunities and economic security. It is the mainstay of modern economies,” Tjivikua added.
The Vice-President of the Windhoek Show Society, Harald Schmidt, applauded NUST for its participation. He regarded the show as a platform that serves as an effective marketing tool.