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Nust raises over N$2m for Eenhana Satellite Campus

Tujoromajo Kasuto THE Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) has raised N$2 million from a fundraising campaign in support of the establishment of a satellite campus at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region. Nust’s Acting Public Relations Officer, Nico Smith, says support for the initiative has been received from local corporates, businesspersons, community members, traditional leaders and traditional authorities. The Eenhana Town Council threw its weight behind the project with the donation of land valued at about N$46 million, for the purpose of constructing the satellite campus. “The establishment of a Nust campus at Eenhana forms part of the institution’s…
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Higher Education Minister is above the fray

Higher Education Minister is above the fray

Brian Doeseb This is a response to the media flurry and online comments about Higher Education Minister Itah Kandji-Murangi and unconfirmed speculations and assumptions regarding NUST in relation to the Honourable Minister. Please note these clarifications and contextual comments. Namibians from all walks of life and from all the regions of this nation, pride themselves in having successfully emerged from the yoke of apartheid, injustice and social divisions, into a peaceful and stable nation. Ours is a country governed by the rule of law. Anything that goes against our constitution, established laws, institutional systems, processes and procedures, must be subjected…
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A Special Tribute to Phillip Shiimi – A True Champion of our Time

A Special Tribute to Phillip Shiimi – A True Champion of our Time

Ndangi Katoma I first met him at the yellow benches, in the present day NUST campus in Windhoek, while we were both queuing up for registration to commence our tertiary education at the University of Namibia, two years after Namibia’s independence. We immediately connected and bonded well, in a journey of solid friendship and camaraderie that lasted for a good solid twenty three years, when he departed from this earth, on that fateful day, 12 September 2015, in a tragic car accident, about 68 kilometres from Otjiwarongo to Otavi. Born on 21 November 1972 at Ondangwa in Oshikoto Region, the…
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Niikondo appointed NUST acting VC

Niikondo appointed NUST acting VC

Staff writer The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Council has appointed Dr Andrew Niikondo as the university’s new Acting Vice-Chancellor, effective 19 May 2020. Niikondo’s appointment follows the expiry of the acting term of Morné Du Toit, who now reverts to his substantive position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Finance and Administration. Dr Niikondo is expected to serve for a period of six (6) months, or until the position is substantially filled, which ever date is earlier. “It is envisaged that the recruitment of the Vice-Chancellor will be concluded in the second half of the year. The Council is confident…
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Full tuition fees unfair – NANSO

Full tuition fees unfair – NANSO

Andrew Kathindi The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) says students should not have to pay full tuition fees while not receiving full tuition services. NANSO Secretary-General, Patience Masua speaking to Windhoek Observer, said it doesn’t make sense for education institutions to charge full school fees in the midst of the world wide pandemic and national state of emergency, given that all students have been at home. “No institution can demand full costs if they don’t deliver services at full capacity. If you’re not paying for electricity, water, full salaries etc, there’s no way that you can demand full fees. Even…
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