IUM Host 18th Convocation Ceremony
The International University of Management (IUM) held its 18th Convocation Ceremony Virtually on 20 May 2022 at its Main Campus, Dorado Park, Windhoek. At its meeting on 16 September 2021, the IUM Governing Council resolved that, from the year 2022 onwards, the university should introduce two convocation events due to the growth in numbers of graduates, i.e. a Winter Convocation in May and a Summer Convocation in October.
During the Winter Convocation, the University graduated a total number of 1465 Graduands, comprising of one PHD candidate, 52 Masters’ Degree, 57 Postgraduate Diplomas, 515 Bachelor Degree Honours, 133 Ordinary Bachelors, 466 Diplomas and 202 Certificates. The summer convocation is scheduled for 28 October 2022.
IUM Chancellor, Bishop Dr. V. V. Nambala, in his convocation address stated that a university is a place of Study; hence the aim for the establishment of IUM is to provide a conducive learning and studying environment. “The purpose of any university is not only to be the guardian of reason, inquiry and philosophical openness, but also to preserve pure inquiry from dominant public opinions” said Bishop Nambala.
In his address, Hon. Prof. David R. Namwandi, IUM’s Founder and Council Chair reminded the Graduands that any qualification is a ladder to help one to reach the top, thus, it is not an end in itself, but a means to an end.
Prof. David R. Namwandi informed the virtue audience that on 4 April 2022, the University has received accreditation from NQA for 9 additional qualifications in Environmental Science namely: