Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF)

“I was sabotaged” – Nghiwete on missing NSFAF records

“I was sabotaged” – Nghiwete on missing NSFAF records

Eba Kandovazu FORMER Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), Hilya Nghiwete, says she was sabotaged by her subordinates, who she says were responsible for the operations of NSFAF, adding that they were not doing their jobs. “It was a set up because they wanted me to fail and whatever little things I have done now they are claiming credit for it. The records are available in black and white that they were responsible,” Nghiwete says adding she alone cannot be blamed for the fund’s downfall. “I had people working under me because they were…
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Nanso finally speaks on NSFAF ‘dissolvement’

Nanso finally speaks on NSFAF ‘dissolvement’

Eba Kandovazu WEEKS after the announcement that the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) will be reintegrated into the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, the Namibia National Student's Organisation (Nanso) has finally pronounced itself on the matter, saying it does not support the move. Esther Shakela, Nanso Spokesperson, says Government should instead fix the 'governance predicaments' NSFAF faces and work towards ensuring that it becomes efficient and effective. Shakela adds that the organisation's submissions as a stakeholder during the consultations regarding the dissolution of NSFAF are not reflected in the final decision made for NSFAF to fall under…
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NANSO efforts pointed in wrong direction

The students’ union is fighting over the wrong issue. The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) received over 22,000 applications for state funding for the 2021 academic year and rejected 16,185. The Namibia National Student Organization (NANSO) is engaging the Fund on behalf of several hundred students who feel their applications were wrongly rejected. The real fight for the union is on behalf of all student recipients of education loans, past and present. All student loans must be converted to grants with service options for repayment. Our graduates, most of whom cannot find employment in their fields after graduation, need…
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NSFAF withhold fees as students, EMONA clash

NSFAF withhold fees as students, EMONA clash

Helena Johannes The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has put the payments of student’s accommodation residing in EMONA hostel on hold over alleged excessive amounts charged to students, until students review and agree on reasonable amounts. The request to withhold the payments was made by the Namibia National Student Organization (NANSO) “Your request to hold 2020 payments to EMONA hostel has been considered and payments are currently on hold,” said NSFAF Acting CEO Kennedy Kandume in a statement he issued to NANSO. He said some students accommodation payments have already been made to EMONA. “Your organization should resolve this…
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