Recent News

Education fInal year students at various institutions in South Africa.

July 23, 2014

Promoting Education for the deaf

In pursuit of making education accessible to all spheres of society, the University of Namibia Khomasdal Campus trains student teachers in the field of Deaf Education. The first cohort of student teachers doing a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Primary Education, specialising in Deaf Education and Namibian Sign Language.

Dr Samuel K Amoo

July 23, 2014

Senior lecturer publishes book on Property Law

A senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, published a much needed book on property law in Namibia; a field that has very little local material available in the country. The name of the book is appropriately titled ‘Property Law in Namibia’.

Titus Shaanika, SRC Vice President, giving a talk to pupils on peer pressure.

July 17, 2014

Student leaders mentor high school pupils

The Sam Nujoma Campus hosted a leadership training workshop, first of its kind for the Atlantic Junior Secondary School in Swakopmund recently. The workshop was necessitated by the need to instill a clear sense of responsibility, community mindedness and social awareness among high school pupils. The learners therefore benefited from valuable experiences in terms of team building and communication skills.

Pictured during the Official Launch, Hon Joel Kaapanda (centre, right), with Prof Osmund Mwandemele, (centre left), flanked by Prof Mchombu (second from left), with Dr Amiss. (Far right) Mr Nabot Uushona and thereafter, Mr Tim Ekandjo

July 17, 2014

MTC and UNAM launch Wi-Fi Partnership

The largest mobile network provider in the country, MTC has entered into a 24month Wi-Fi Provision partnership with the leading tertiary institution in the country, UNAM. Under this partnership MTC undertakes to connect the University of Namibia with all its campuses and centres in the following towns: Oshakati, Ongwediva, Rundu, Windhoek, Ogongo, Neudamn, Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund, Otjiwarongo, Gobabis and Walvis Bay, to the MTC Core Network. It therefore gives students and staff members much needed access to the internet via the UNAM Virtual Portal from anywhere in the country.

(Front Row, left to right), students; Cassell Varney, Mohamed Lavally and Cammy Mclover receive farewell from staff in the Faculty. (Back Row, left to right), HoD of Economics Dr Jacob M. Nyambe, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof Udai Paliwal and his Deputy Dr Esau Kaakunga.

July 17, 2014

MSc students travel to Kenya for electives

Every year, the Department of Economics at the University of Namibia sends a group of registered MSc in Economics students to Nairobi, Kenya. This year has seen five students in the same programme leaving to attend their elective modules at the Joint Facility for Electives in Nairobi.


Prof Lazarus Hangula

July 23, 2014

Zambia seeks Vice Chancellor’s expertise

One of Africa’s reputable higher education institutions, Copperbelt University, will be benefiting from the vast experience of the UNAM Vice Chancellor, Professor Lazarus Hangula. This news emanates from Zambian Education Minister, Hon Dr John TN Phiri who contacted Prof Hangula earlier this year with a notification letter of appointment. In the appointment letter, Hon Phiri explains that the Zambian Higher Education Act No 4 of 2013 requires that the Council of a Public Higher Education Institution shall consist of one member who is associated with higher education institutions outside the Republic of Zambia.

Taking advantage of amnesty

July 4, 2014

UNAM Library Amnesty For Overdue Books (15 July – 31 August 2014)

UNAM Library offers an amnesty period for you to return any overdue loans without incurring fines. This is being done in order to give students, lecturers, researchers and all other UNAM library clients an opportunity to return library materials to the …

Photo by: John P. Dumbacher (California Academy of Sciences)

July 3, 2014

Scientists discover new species of small mammal

Round-eared elephant-shrew found in Namibia represents newest addition to the order Macroscelidea

Scientists from the University of Namibia and the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of Namibia. This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the wild in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea. The team’s discovery and description of the Etendeka round-eared sengi (Macroscelides micus) was published last week, on 26 June in the Journal of Mammalogy.