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FAO endows a floating trophy for the Best Student in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNAM

11/10/2018

The Office of the Dean: Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) at the University of Namibia (UNAM), hosted an award ceremony for best performing students of the Faculty at Neudamm Campus on the 11th October 2018.  The purpose of the award ceremony was to encourage students to perform better, and motivate them to succeed in their studies and upon completion of their studies contribute successful to the development of our nation.

The Dean at the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Simon Nangombe in his welcoming remarks, stated that the FANR believes that good education plays a crucial role in building a bring future for the student.  Therefore, the committed to provide an atmosphere to the students where they all can imbibe good values and learn new things every day.

“Our students have not only excelled in academics but are also very good at the extra-curricular activities like sports, organizing campus events and many other things. They have not only made us proud, but brought accolades to our faculty, Neudamm in particular and have given it a faculty-wide recognition. Students like you are responsible for the continuous growth and development of our faculty in combined efforts with the extremely proficient SRC council members as well as our lecturers”, he added.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supported the University by sponsoring trophy for the best overall student in the FANR.  The FAO Representative, Ms. Farayi Zimudzi presented the trophy during the event.  Ms. Zimudzi said, “by endowing this trophy, we are signaling FAO’s commitment to developing the capacities of Namibian youth to participate meaningfully in the country’s development. It is my Organization’s desire that the graduates of this esteemed institution of higher learning earn sustainable and profitable livelihoods in agriculture.”

The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof Frednard Gideon who was also present at the event reiterated on the vision and mission of the University by saying, “Our core values of Professionalism, Mutual respect, Integrity, Transparency, Equity and Accountability are the foundation of our commitment to help you grow personally, intellectually, professionally, and culturally.

To the top performers, I need to remind them that their life journeys as professionals have yet to begin. But with confidence, I can say that any of our students can stand up to any other student from another university and as they say, “give them a run for their money””, he added.