Kuugongelwa-Amadhila addressed the Poly’s 20th Graduation Ceremony and said the institution has continued to equip young Namibians and others with knowledge and skills, building a stronger foundation to accelerate the social and economic development of Namibia.
“Education is the key to empowerment as it sows the seeds of transformation, deepens our understanding of one another and the world, and also helps us to build bridges across cultures and nations,” the Prime Minister said.
She congratulated the 1303 graduates who received undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications, and said their perseverance as well as the sacrifices, contribution and support of their parents, guardians and education sector stakeholders had contributed to their success.
“Obtaining the required knowledge and skills is an important stepping stone in your career development to equip you for the occupations that you will pursue in the future,” Kuugongelwa- Amadhila said before she called on them to be passionate about the work they will do as well as to have the courage to follow their hearts and intuition. “Always trust your instinct, it will serve you well, and be prepared to make sacrifices for what you believe in because the end result will exceed your dreams,” she said.