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Southern NIMT Campus Inaugurated.

The Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) officially inaugurated its southern campus in Keetmanshoop, last week Thursday.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba inaugurated the campus in the presence of new NIMT trainees, Cabinet members and other senior government officials.

"Skills development plays a vital role in our business, which is why we feel so strongly about investing in and nurturing what NIMT is doing. Skills development, among its citizens is critical for Namibia's future, and is an important part of achieving Namibia's Vision 2030 goals," said Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of De Beers. His company provided financial support for NIMT to acquire property to establish its northern campus. Also speaking at the same event, Minister of Education Nangoloh Mbumba paid tribute to the private sector for its contribution towards the development of the country.

"Government alone cannot address all the challenges of socio-economic development in the country. We can only achieve our developmental goals through smart partnership-Government working in tandem with the private sector to achieve our developmental goals," said Mbumba.

NIMT is an autonomous technical institution subsidised by the government. Its main campus is in Arandis. The institute trains boilermakers, electricians, fitters, diesel mechanics and other artisans for the mining and engineering industry.

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Publication:Namibia Economist (Windhoek, Namibia)
Date:Mar 27, 2009
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