UNAM students encouraged to be tolerant towards other cultures


The University of Namibia's Southern Campus Director, Dr. Seth Eiseb, urged students to continue being tolerant towards other cultures.

Eiseb, who made the remarks during the opening of the annual UNAM Cultural Festival at Keetmanshoop, says that the event aims to foster unity and promote good cultural practises and traditional values that should be emulated by all.

NUDO MP Joseph Kauandenge criticises Education Ministry


NUDO MP Joseph Kauandenge has criticised the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation over the accreditation of law degrees.

Kauandenge is questioning UNAM's monopoly on offering law programmes and the implications for students studying law at other institutions.

In response to the queries in the National Assembly, the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, clarified the regulations and accreditation processes for tertiary institutions and their programmes.

UNAM, AAU to host 22nd edition of association’s conference of rectors


The University of Namibia (UNAM) and the Association of African Universities (AAU) are hosting the 22nd Rector, Vice-Chancellors, and Presidents of African Universities 2023 conference.

The four-day conference in Windhoek seeks to foster collaboration and address critical issues in higher education across the continent.

During the conference, academics will engage in the development of higher education in Africa by sharing best practises.

UNAM launches N$65 million solar energy plant


In a milestone achievement for the University of Namibia and marking the beginning of a new era in local energy production, the educational institute has seen the launch of a N$65 million solar energy plant.

Built by Inceptus Holdings in collaboration with Alensy Holdings, the initiative is projected to supply electricity to Windhoek, at 40% of the current cost charged by utilities.

The solar plant project will help reduce UNAM's carbon footprint and contribute to the institution's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

NCS,UNAM launches potato seed multiplication programme


The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) have launched a potato seed multiplication and wheat seed planting programme for sustainable food production at the Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility outside Tsumeb.

This follows the signing of an agreement between the two entities.

UNAM, in collaboration with the Namibia Agronomy Board, has embarked on the Seed Research Project with the objective of making the country seed and food secure.

Professor Matengu says palliative care is important and valuable


The University of Namibia's Vice Chancellor, Professor Kenneth Matengu, said palliative care is an important and valuable aspect of healthcare.

Professor Matengu emphasised this at the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding with the Hope Home-Based Healthcare Service and Dr. Jeketera-Khumalo Surgery.

Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure.

South Africa High Commission in Namibia hosts National and Youth Day Celebration


The University of Namibia (UNAM) and the South Africa High Commission commemorated South Africa's National Youth Day and Freedom Day in Windhoek.

The day remembers the contribution young people have made to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the freedom of its people.

June 16 is a day when South Africa celebrates the role of young people in shaping the country's history and future.

National African Student's Association launches national 10,000-membership campaign


The National African Student's Association (NASA) has launched its national 10,000-membership campaign at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.

The student representative body hopes to register students from UNAM's Katima campus as well as the Zambezi Vocational Training Centre.

Speaking at the event, the association's president, Paulus Vihemba, said the aim is to register new members from all of the country's 14 regions.

Namibia's development rooted in the agricultural sector


The development of Namibia is deeply rooted in the agricultural sector.

90% of land is suitable for livestock farming and a large proportion of the country's rural population depends on this activity for food security.

Speaking at the UNAM's graduation ceremony, its Vice-Chancellor Professor Kenneth Matengu noted that it is important to take care of animals and ensure their health and well-being.

UNAM hosts 34 veterinary scientists, scholars, and professors.