Construction Commences for International University of Management’s Coastal Campus in Walvis Bay

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The International University of Management (IUM) marked a significant milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art coastal campus in Walvis Bay in Namibia on Thursday, this new facility is designed to serve residents in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Henties Bay, and Arandis, fostering accessibility to education within local communities.

Founder David Namwandi emphasized a steadfast commitment to academic excellence and enhanced service delivery. He highlighted the university’s growth over the past two years, not only in terms of student enrollment but also in substantial investments and infrastructural development. Namwandi expressed a vision aligned with national development goals, stating that education should be available closer to communities to reduce the costs of higher education and enhance accessibility for all societal groups.

Commending regional collaboration, Namwandi acknowledged the university’s partnership with Erongo leadership while addressing challenges faced in this endeavor. Erongo governor Neville Andre underscored the vital role of universities in regional development, emphasizing their contribution to economic planning, skills development, and global connections.

Construction Cost for the International University of Management’s Coastal Campus

International University of Management’s Coastal Campus Valued at N$38 million. The commitment to expansion is evident in its concurrent construction projects, including a N$35 million research, training, and conference center in Swakopmund and a N$27 million campus in Eenhana, set to be completed around July 2024.

Andre urged Namibian youth, particularly in the Erongo region, to seize the opportunity for academic and professional growth once the new campus is completed. Walvis Bay deputy mayor Saara Mutondoka echoed this sentiment, expressing excitement about the local impact. She highlighted the cost-saving benefit for parents, noting the end of an era where students were sent to Windhoek, and lauded Namwandi and IUM leadership for expanding tertiary education across the country.

In recognition of David Namwandi’s contributions, the Walvis Bay council honored him by renaming 11th Road to David Namwandi Street following the groundbreaking ceremony. These initiatives underscore IUM’s dedication to providing accessible, quality education with a broader impact on regional development and the national economy.

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