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Law students offer free community education

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The Federation of African Law Students Society from the School of Law at UNAM launched a Free Legal Awareness and Community Education Clinic Project in Windhoek.

The initiative's primary objective is to help eliminate the lack of knowledge on human rights among community members, provide affordable legal services, and offer viable solutions to societal problems. 

Country Director of the Federation of Africa Law Students in Namibia, Ndanyama-Elao Amenenge Kalipi, stated that it is important for society to understand the law and exercise their rights freely.

Discussions underway to revive Kalimbeza Rice Project

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The University of Namibia's (UNAM) Vice-Chancellor has given assurance of plans that could help resuscitate the Kalimbeza Rice Project, saying it should not fail while the university, with all its experience, is there.

Kalimbeza Rice Project, under the Agriculture Ministry, has, for some years now, experienced difficulties in producing the desired yields owing to poor rice plantations. 

UNAM law students turn cemetery into garden

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The University of Namibia's law students have inaugurated a project tagged "Cicero Law Firm and Graves into Gardens'.

The project is aimed at transforming the Oponganda Cemetery in Windhoek's Katutura Residential Area into a more pleasing setting.

The Graves into Gardens Project is more than just an environmental initiative, it is an expression of the community's dedication to dignity and respect.

EU, UNAM compare notes on nuclear safety

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A delegation from the European Instrument for International Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) Training and Tutoring Project paid a visit to the University of Namibia's main campus in Windhoek. 

During the visit, the two institutions looked at possible areas of collaboration in promoting nuclear safety and regulatory standards through human capacity building. 

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UNAM, Frednard Gideo, revealed that since the inception of UNAM's Master's in Nuclear Science 10 years ago, they have so far only trained 16 people in this field. 

Law students exposed to courtroom reality through mock trials

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Mooting is crucial for law students to gain exposure to legal practices and improve both their written and oral advocacy skills in the competitive profession.

High Court Judge Orben Sibeya and other legal practitioners shared their courtroom expertise during the official opening of the Law Association of Mooting and Advocacy in partnership with UNAM's faculty of law students.

Mooting is a mock trial of a legal matter during which students argue a fictional case.

Graduates urged to embrace continuous development

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Academic graduations are not an end in themselves, hence the need to continue with self-development to keep up with the demands of the job market.

This message was given to 360 students who graduated from the University of Namibia's (UNAM) Katima Mulilo campus on Thursday.

This year, the university invited the Chief Executive Officer of MEATCO, Mwilima Mushokobanji, as the motivational speaker.

Nandi-Ndaitwah urges UNAM to introduce faculty of agriculture at Rundu Campus

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Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has urged the University of Namibia (UNAM) to introduce a faculty of agriculture at the Rudu Campus.

Speaking at the UNAM Rundu Campus graduation ceremony, the Vice President said such a move would spur development in the country.

Dr. Nandi-Ndaitwah noted that both Kavango East and West are known as agricultural regions, both in crop farming and animal husbandry.

Debt Struggles: UNAM students blocked from obtaining qualification certificates,transcripts

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Potential graduates from the University of Namibia (UNAM) who are in arrears are currently unable to obtain their qualification certificates or academic transcripts.

This has caused concern among many students who are scheduled to graduate next month, as they worry about the impact of their university debt on their future prospects.

Previously, Unam allowed potential graduates to access their qualification certificates and academic transcripts even if they were in arrears, provided that they cleared their debt before receiving their official documents.

Japan continues support for education and agriculture in Namibia

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Japan has, to date, dispatched more than 100 teachers across different schools, while the construction of additional classrooms in Namibia continues.

Funded through Japan's "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects' programme, Namibia has been a beneficiary of school buildings and around 300 classrooms since 1997.

Japan's Ambassador to Namibia provided an update on this and other matters of mutual concern between the two countries to President Nangolo Mbumba at State House.

UNAM's Ogongo campus Indigenous Parks Project on the right track

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The Ogongo UNAM Campus Indigenous Forest Parks Project, funded by the Welsh government in 2021 at a cost of N$5,2 million, is progressing well.

The project includes a tree planting programme with a focus on the uses of indigenous fruit trees within the ecosystem.

The Ogongo Campus pilot project targets planting about 500 indigenous trees within a 120-hectare park.

The project is part of the nine-year Phoenix Project, a collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia, supported by a Memorandum of Understanding between the entities.