By Frederick Philander
The 12th graduation ceremony of the Candidate Bankers Training Programme by Bank Windhoek was recently held at the NamPower Convention Centre.
The Minister of Education, Nangolo Mbumba, was the keynote speaker.
Twenty-one students graduated after having completed an intensive five-month training programme.
“Bank Windhoek and Capricorn Investment Holdings are aware that there is a need to increasingly tackle the low levels of skills and education within the Windhoek area, but also within our country as a whole. Bank Windhoek will continue to commit itself to educating and training its staff members in order to contribute positively to the well-being of our country,” said Elize Fahl, Group Adviser of Human Resources of Capricorn Investment Holdings.
According to a statement, Bank Windhoek launched the Bank School Programme in January 1996.
“Since its inception, a total of 299 candidates have graduated through the Bank School Programme, including the 21 candidates who graduated this year. Candidates are selected in October of each year for participation in the programme which commences in January of the following year.”
Minister Mbumba said in a short speech at the ceremony: “I would like to congratulate Bank Windhoek on achieving their objectives with this programme. I would also like to encourage them to please continue with the Bank School as it is a step in the right direction to improve service delivery to clients. Bank Windhoek, you are truly showing that ‘Together We Do Better’.”
Last week many part-time students at other banks also graduated during a ceremony held by the Bankers Association of Namibia.