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UK invests into Namibian skills development with Chevening

UK in Namibia holds farewell event for Namibian Chevening and Petrofund scholars.

Namibian Chevening Scholars at the farewell event
Namibian Chevening Scholars at the farewell event held at the British High Commission in Windhoek

On Wednesday (17 August 2016) the British High Commission in Windhoek held it’s Pre-Departure/Farewell event for nine Namibian scholars taking up their post graduate studies in the UK in the coming weeks.

All nine Namibians are going to the UK under the UK government funded Chevening scholarship programme. One scholar is jointly funded by Chevening and the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund).

The nine Namibian beneficiaries are: Omagano Kankondi, Michelle Hijamutiti, Rosanne Kahuure, Lovisa Neshila, Natalia Halweendo, Shakwa Nyambe (joint Chevening-Petrofund scholar), Twamanguluka Nambili, Sevelus Nakashole, and Kemanya Amkongo.

On the occasion, Namibian Chevening Alumni representative, Chief Inspector Vicky Matjila, said:

“Chevening is a great opportunity for these bright and promising Namibians. I am very excited for them, as they are embarking on a journey of a lifetime which will be packed with discoveries, joy, excitement and challenges. Studying is the most extraordinary experience one can have, and I am sure these outstanding Namibian will embrace this opportunity and make the best of it for the Namibian-UK ties.”

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

The next Chevening online application cycle for Namibia opened on 08 August 2016 and will close on 08 November 2016.

More about the Chevening Scholarship programme can be found here.

Published 18 August 2016