ONGWEDIVA – The University of Namibia on Tuesday kicked off with its three-day career and employment expo at its Hifikepunye Pohamba campus in Ongwediva.
The expo, which has attracted various institutions, aims to guide learners to
make informed career choices.
HP campus director Jacob Sheehama said the ongoing expo will enlighten the
minds of the participating learners and students to make a concrete decision that would build and shield a better
future for them.
“With the help of our able exhibiting industries, institutions and speakers, as long as you listen carefully, dear learners and students, then you will for sure be guided with the right course and attitude to increase your employment opportunities,” said Sheehama.
Also speaking at the opening of the career expo, governor of Oshana region Elia Irimari said he is optimistic that career guidance expos will unlock the diverse industrial opportunities in the country.
“It remains for us to join forces to unlock these opportunities, leading to the employment creation and socio-economic upliftment of our communities,” said Irimari.
The SRC vice president at the engineering campus in Ongwediva and for all the 12 campuses, Courage Changunda, moved a touching inspirational speech, encouraging the learners to prioritise their education and to be goal-driven.
“You have to prioritise the most important aspect of your life. As of now, your priority is your education – and nothing more. After prioritising your education, set goals with clarity and devise a reasonable and flexible plan,” Changunda advised.
Changunda also told the attendees that it is normal to feel overwhelmed; however, that should not deter them from succeeding.
“Brothers and sisters, at some point you are going to feel overwhelmed and tired; it is normal, and we all have felt it at some point. In such moments, find your driving force – that one thing that pushes you forward no matter the obstacle,” Changunda said further.
*Nuusita Ashipala is an information officer at MICT, Oshana.