Recent News

Dr. Charmaine B. Villet

September 19, 2014

Staff shortage could affect new curriculum

THE DEAN of Education at the University of Namibia says the worsening teacher shortage in schools could compromise the implementation of the new curriculum for junior primary level set to be implemented next year. Charmaine Villet told The Namibian yes …

Prof J. Marriote Ngwaru is an Associate Professor (Literacy Development) at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development East Africa (AKU IED, EA).

September 17, 2014

Workshop hosted for Rundu teachers

The University of Namibia’s Faculty of Education recently held its 3rd Annual Education Conference (EDUCON 2014) under the theme ‘Quality Teaching and Learning for Improved Educational Outcomes’. The conference was hosted at the UNAM Rundu Campus and at the same time a corresponding workshop was also hosted on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Lower Primary Education. The workshop was attended by 29 lower primary teachers from local schools as well as university lecturers.

Dr Sifiso Nyathi

September 17, 2014

Registration of qualifications on track

Founding Director of the Centre for Quality Assurance and Management (CEQUAM), Dr Sifiso Nyathi, recently announced to top management that the University of Namibia is on track with compliance requirements of the National Qualification Authority (NQA).

Prof Hangula pictured with Prof. Silvano Merced Len, Vice-Rector of UCI

September 10, 2014

Cuban-Namibian Education Agreement on IT Education

In another extension of the long standing relationship between Namibia and Cuba, the University of Namibia (UNAM) and Universidad de la Ciencias Informáticas (UCI) of Cuba, signed an agreement of cooperation on matters of IT Education at the two institutions.

The Namib Stenocara beetle – the back is an excellent water collector

September 10, 2014

DURHAM University and UNAM Researches Biomimetic Properties of Plants

The Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC) at the University of Namibia, together with Durham University, recently started a project on investigating biomimetic properties of plants native to the Namib Desert. The project is …


Dr Kathe Hofnie-//Hoebes

September 17, 2014

UNAM plans School of Public Health

Plans are in full swing at the University of Namibia to introduce a stand-alone School of Public Health. This was revealed by Dr Kathe Hofnie-//Hoebes during a School of Public Health stakeholders’ meeting held in Ongwediva recently. Dr. Hofnie-//Hoebes asserted that it would be in line with international best practices for the African region to organize Schools of Public Health which in the past have existed as just departments within Medical/Health Science Faculties.