Twenty-four SARS officials, including senior managers and team leaders, were awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees by the University of Canberra following their successful completion of International Customs Law and Administration programmes. Professor Creck Buyonge of the University of Canberra and members of the SARS executive attended the ceremony. The graduates, from HR, Customs Operations, Customs Border management and Legal and Policy, were presented with their awards by Professor Buyonge and SARS executives at a special ceremony. (Creck Buyonge regularly authors articles on customs developments in Africa for WCONews)
Professor Buyonge, who heads up the programme, said the ceremony was a special moment for the graduates and the culmination of their hard work and commitment. He thanked SARS for the support given to the candidates and said that this showed how SARS values its people.
The postgraduate courses offered by the Canberra University are for people who wish to pursue a career in customs and border management. They cater for current and future managers of customs administrations and other trade professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of international trade and customs issues. The courses provide the necessary skills and knowledge to help organisations meet the demands of today’s dynamic global economy. The latest theory and practice in international trade, customs and excise management, and ongoing research activities, ensure that the courses reflect the business of customs. No pre-existing legal qualification or experience is required to undertake these courses. Check out the University of Canberra website at http://customscentre.canberra.edu.au/ Source: SARSNews.