Secretaries

Secretaries

  • Name: Petrina Patricia Witbeen

    Department: Department of Land and Property Sciences

    Position: Secretary

    Duration of employment: 4 years

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Office Management and Technology
    • Bachelor of Communication (expected to graduate April 2016)

    Professional Experience/Journey at PON

    I started working at the Namibia Business Innovation Institute as a receptionist in 2012 while I was in my final year studying towards the Bachelor of Office Management and Technology.

    In 2013 I was appointed as the office Administrator for the same institute until April 2015.  In May 2015 I started working as a Secretary in the Department of Land and Property Sciences.

    The journey at Polytechnic of Namibia has been an amazing learning curve experience.  I have grown so much in my personal and professional career/life.   I truly appreciate and enjoy being part of the institution.

    Success quote: "You never fail until you stop trying" Albert Einstein.

  • Name: Ms Cornelia Janga

    Department: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Administration and Finance

    Position: Secretary

    Duration of employment: 26 years.

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at Polytechnic of Namibia:
    I started as a Typist in 1989 at the previous College for Out of School Training (COST). Later became the Secretary at the Department: Auxiliary Services and the Secretary to the Vice-Rector: Admin & Finance. I have been working with Dr Günzel since 1990.

    Success quote:  Be dedicated in whatever you do.

  • Name: Carol Millward

    Department: Cooperative Education Unit (CEU)

    Position: Assistant Project Coordinator

    Duration of employment: 5 years

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:    
    I have an Honours Degree in Social Sciences obtained from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. My working experience spans over 30 years; from working for the State, parastatal, non-governmental organisations, both in South Africa and Namibia and now in a Higher Education Institution.

    I value diversity and truth and believe in the intrinsic goodness of people in achieving their goals and personal vision.

    I have been employed at CEU since the commencement of my employment at the Polytechnic of Namibia. I have the privilege of liaising across all Schools, Departments and Centres of the Institution engaging members of staff in management and operational positions as well as fruitfully engaging with industry partners regarding Work Integrated Learning and the benefits thereof for students preparing for the world of work.

    I look forward to the next phase of the Polytechnic becoming the highly acclaimed Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and being an intrinsic part of the expansion and internationalisation of its vision, goals and values.

    On 15 September 2015, at the 1st meeting called, I was nominated as the Chairperson of the Personal Assistants/ Secretaries Awards Committee with Ms Bella Ockhuizen nominated at the Secretary to the Committee.

    Success quote:  What I create, is where I am.

  • Name: Virginia Roman        

    Department: Namibia Energy Institute

    Position: Project Administrator

    Duration of employment: 2012 to Present

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:

    I am continuously growing, totally love and appreciate my colleagues and the supportive environment. I feel very privileged to be part of the Polytechnic of Namibia community.

    Success quote:

    "Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting”.

  • Name: Megan Bezuidenhout

    Department: Department of Marketing, Communication and Alumni

    Position: Secretary

    Duration of employment: I joined the Polytechnic in July 2015

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia: I have 10 years' experience in the Secretarial/Administration Field.  I enjoy working at the Polytechnic and the work we do here. I am friendly, kind and straightforward. My hobbies include socialising with friends, meeting new people and having intellectual conversation with my peers.

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    Name: Estelle Cloete

    Department: Centre for Open Lifelong Learning

    Position: Secretary

    Duration of employment: 6 years

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:

    I applied for a secretary position six years ago at the Polytechnic of Namibia, and since July 2009, I have been employed as a Secretary at the Centre for Open and Lifelong Learning (COLL). Thereafter, the position of Coordinator: Finance and Office Management (COLL) was advertised, I applied and was appointed. I hold a Diploma in Business Management, two Certificates in Management Principles and First Line Management Principles, as well as several in-service training certificates. During the past 5 years at COLL, I have managed to put effective systems in place for the smooth functioning of office and finance related tasks. I also managed to build positive relations across the Polytechnic of Namibia, as my position requires me to work with all the COLL Regional Centres and with colleagues across the Schools, Academic and Administrative Departments. I am a self-starter, who strongly believes that effective communication, attention to detail, my adaptive nature and strong interpersonal and analytical skills, are keys to my success.

    Success quote: "Talents gathered to educate and to entertain".

  • Name: Hendrina David

    Department: Namibia Energy Institute

    Position: Administrative Secretary

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia

    I joined the Polytechnic of Namibia community as an Intern in 2012 at the Cooperative Education Unit (CEU), where I occasionally worked on several projects between 2013 and April 2015. 2014 I was an acting Secretary to the Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences, later on I moved to the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) where I assisted in one of their projects before I become the Administrative Secretary in 1 July 2015.

    Success quote:

    “I believe that the sky in never the limit but we as individuals are our own limits, if you spread your wings, you will fly yourself to greater heights, no matters what the circumstances are”.

  • Name: Tekla Amutenya

    Department: Accounting, Economics and Finance

    Position: Departmental Secretary

    Success quote: "If you want something said ask a man; but if you want something done ask a woman"

  • Name: Anneley De Waal

    Department: Human Resources

    Position: Secretary

    Duration of employment: 5 years

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:   

    16 August 2010, marked the start of my journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia as Secretary in the HR Department.  Apart from the secretarial duties, I am also doing the graphics layout for the vacancy adverts.

    Success quote:  "Agter os kom ook in die kraal (It might take long, but eventually you will get there)".

  • Name: Angela Dina Apollus

    Department: Office of the Dean: School of Management Sciences

    Position: Secretary to the Dean

    Duration of employment: 2 years

    Share your professional experiences, qualifications and your journey at the Polytechnic of Namibia:

    Five years' working experience in the Administrative environment. Competent at managing responsibilities in a high-volume

    atmosphere. I am a hard worker, quick learner, dependable employee with common sense and a variety of skills.

    Success quote:  "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my own decisions."

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