The six awards have brought the total number of scholarships awarded to 21 since the inception of the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics programme at the Poly in 2013.
The NGIL, established in 2009 through an agreement between the Poly and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, with financial support from the DAAD, is affiliated to an umbrella initiative known as the ‘African Excellence’ that aims to educate future African leaders in fields crucial for economic and social development.
The Rector of the Poly, Prof Tjama Tjivikua, commended the DAAD for its ongoing support of educational initiatives in Namibia. “This is a significant gesture on the part of the DAAD, and it shows the value they attach to this programme which is intended to build the capacity of the candidates with skills at international level,” Tjivikua said.
Jantje Bohlke-Itzen, NGIL Project Director, said that the NGIL is meant to serve the purpose of catering for a new generation of African leaders – future thought-leaders, managers and directors in the field of logistics. Bohlke-Itzen said the scholarship selection panel had seen potential excellence in the recipients. “Namibia needs responsible, smart, ambitious, diligent and honest future leaders. The students who received the awards can truly become the pillars of the development and growth of the logistics sector in Namibia,” she said.