MKU (Kenya) visits IUM
IUM was pleased to host a delegation from the Mount Kenya University (MKU) from Kenya last week for the 12th Graduation ceremony where MKU's founder and chair, Dr. P. Gichuru received an honorary Professorship. Further, the delegation was here to exchange and transfer skills regarding entrepreneurship. Prof P. Wanderi remained for a week to engage with IUM management regarding a possible academy for entrepreneurial graduates.your graduation marks the culmination of all the hard work you have put through your life as a student.
Nujoma praised the founder of IUM Dr David Namwandi to have taken his advice. He stated that “ Dr Namwandi listened to me, and with uttermost commitment and dedication, he proved to the Namibian nation and the rest of the world that he was a visionary who did not just have a day dream, but one that he turned into reality.
“The value of cultural literacy became so evident that it was developed into a course offered at colleges and universities all over the world.” These were the words of the IUM Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Virginia W. Namwandi in her opening address during this year’s Cultural Festival. She further described how the concept of cultural literacy had gained importance in the world today as it had increasingly became a global characteristic in the village that we live in.
In an effort to foster the internationalization of education and health care, and to collaborate with appropriate higher education institutions, IUM and Raymond C. Dabney University (RCDU), USA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to collaborate in the areas of health and education during the visit of the renowned Professor Julius Garvey to IUM in June, 2016.
The Faculty of Education at IUM Ongwediva Campus is making significant strides by attracting numerous students. Introduced in 2015, the Faculty started off with only 27 students. This year 95 students have been registered. The Faculty offers a Bachelor Honours Degree in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy for professionals who already have a Namibia Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 6 or Level 7 qualification in Education and/or related disciplines.
Dr Rukee Tjingaete is an experienced academic with a strong research background, with over 35 years of experience in both public and private institutions in Namibia and abroad. He brings a wealth of experience to IUM in the field of research. He is a Ph.D. holder in Mass Media Studies from Michigan University, USA. He also holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication Research from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.