MARITIME STUDENTS ACKNOWLEDGED
By: Samukelisiwe Mkhwebane
The students of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers were honoured on Friday for their outstanding performance during last year’s examinations, with a prize-winning ceremony at the Durban Country Club.
Guest speaker and Vice President of ICS, Bruce Ogilvy, said that they have worked hard to insure that exam papers arrive in all examination centres across the world at the same time. “Education is very important to us as the board of the ICS”, he continued.
The winners were awarded with cash prices, certificates and the best overall performing student got two floating trophies.
Ian Hlongwane completed all three examinations he registered for, and was awarded with the two floating trophies for his outstanding performance. This achievement could see him being made a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS).
Hlongwane said that he feels honoured, and it all came as a shock because during examinations he was full of nerves and thought he was not going to succeed.
“I am looking forward to completing the professional qualification examination this November,” he said.
According to the institution rules, a student needs to pass the Diploma and then prove their capability before they can be made a member.
This is so that the students carry on being exceptional even after they have received their qualification.
ICS chairman Richard Brook-Hart said, “these astounding results are credit to the efforts of our students. They serve to remind us of the truly international nature of the ICS and its commitment to improving their professional knowledge.”