Marine School for the coast

Sharlien Tjambari

Namibia is a step closer to the formation of a school for marine engineering and marine studies at the coast. A delegation of the Japan-based Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation is currently in Swakopmund and is meeting with a high level delegation of the University of Namibia to lay the ground-works of what would be the future Namibian School of Marine Systems Engineering.

Namibia’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau met the delegation in Swakopmund yesterday where he urged stake-holders to leave no time and resource wasted in realising this reality for Namibia.
The establishment of the Marine Systems Engineering School falls within the preamble of both the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund local authorities’ future growth strategies. Both coastal towns view the establishment of more tertiary education institutions here as growth points for the local economies.

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