The University of Namibia (UNAM) has allocated N$500 000 to more than 100 UNAM students in need of financial assistance. The money was drawn from various sources within the university and allocated to the Student Assistance Fund, one of many student support programmes within the Office of the Dean of Students.
As part of the School of Pharmacy’s commitment to engage students from remote and rural areas, a total of fifty (50) grade 12 Okakarara Secondary School learners recently toured the School of Pharmacy at the UNAM Medical Campus. Deputy Associate Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr Vetja Haakuria, coordinated the tour and explained to learners the different roles the profession plays in the medical industry, stimulating discussions regarding training paths and necessary qualifications.
Yale academic and former President of the American Accounting Association, Professor Shym Sunder, delivered a very insightful presentation about “Measuring Risk and Economics; Possibility of Loss or Dispersion of Outcomes” in Windhoek recently. Prof Sunder was in the country on invitation by the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the University of Namibia.
Three schools emerged victorious in the High School Essay Competition organised by the University of Namibia Accounting Society (UNAS), recently. The competition forms part of UNAS’ annual outreach programme, which aims to broaden the scope of high school learners exposed to the important field of accounting. Jan Mohr Secondary School came first, followed by MK Gertze and Rehoboth High Schools, respectively. The winning learners received a cash prize of N$ 1000, while the runners-up walked away with N$ 700. The third place winners received N$ 500.
Recently promoted UNAM Professor, Elizabeth Amukugo, is still in the running for ‘Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government’. She is set to travel to Johannesburg on 27 October for a two-day leadership symposium, right before the grand ceremony, at which Arica’s most influential women in business and government will be announced.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Namibia (UNAM) will register the next intake of students in its Master of Science degree programme in Civil Engineering (MSc Civil Engineering) at the beginning of February 2015 …
Students and staff at the Katima Mulilo Campus will no longer struggle to access hard to reach flooded areas, during research exploration. This is due to the acquisition of a new boat specifically for research purposes. The new vessel has a carrying capacity of 14 individuals. It has 150 brake horsepower and started cruising the great Zambezi River. “Now that we own a boat, we no longer have to worry about being on a canoe which may capsize at any moment”, remarked one excited academic.