His election signals the global minerals education fraternity’s growing confidence in Namibia in general, and NUST in particular, as a key destination for minerals education in Africa.
Consequent to his unanimous election, the next SOMP international conference will be hosted by NUST, through the DMPE in 2021.
The international conference will draw participants from the entire globe and will be a landmark event for minerals education in Africa.
A humbled yet elated Dr Musiyarira, described his ascendency to the position as a clear signal of the growing importance and relevance of NUST on the minerals education landscape.
He further added that it is a collective recognition by the international community of the department’s commitment to excellence, also highlighted by NUST students when they headlines for their performance at last year’s Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy students’ colloquium.
Musiyarira emphasised the unwavering support the department has received from the university’s Management and reiterated that such recognition was a culmination of continuous engagement with industry and government.
He said he would utilise his term to further tap into the society’s vast academic network and enhance the department’s vision of being the premier choice for minerals education within the region.
Formed in 1990, the Society of Mining Professors is a vibrant society representing the global academic community committed to making a significant contributions to the future of the minerals disciplines.
The main goal of the society is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind.