By: Selma Taapopi
Founder and Chairperson of the International University of Management (IUM), Professor David Namwandi, said the institution has produced over 30 000 graduates since its inception 20 year ago, and that these graduates are making meaningful contributions locally and internationally.
Namwandi, who was speaking at the University's Alumni Association rebranding and reunion dinner this past weekend, urged various local and international businessmen who attended the event that no graduate from the institution should remain unemployed.
"I'm addressing captains of industry who are here tonight, that no product, no graduate of IUM should be unemployed. What we did, when I say we, is David Namwandi Trust, we have decided to have what we call seed capital, to help products from IUM, from UNAM, from Nust and other accredited institutions who develop or have bankable projects to be assisted to start their businesses," stated Namwandi.
In addition, Alumni consultant and IUM Alumni class of 2016, Dr Frieda Shimbuli stressed the importance of building and supporting a strong alumni.
Shimbuli stated that to fulfill their mandate, they will need financial support regardless of how big or small.
"We must build a culture of philanthropy. We must build a culture of giving and contributing financially and in kind to our alma mater. We are investing for the future generations that will come to this institution," Dr Shimbuli.
Since inception to date, the university has had over 13 000 students registered annually. The university has five campuses in Windhoek, Nkurenkuru, Walvis Bay and Ongwediva.