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.
UNAM FC got their campaign in the big leagues off to a blistering start when they overpowered their first two opponents in the opening rounds of fixtures in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL). UNAM FC who are making their maiden appearance at the highest level, have hit the ground running early as they stand equal on points at the top of the table with current NPL champions, Black Africa after two games.
The relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS received awe aspiring analysis from a distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Namibia. Speaking during one of the Annual Professorial lecture series, Professor Pempelani Mufune contested prevailing research approaches that have analysed the relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
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 …
The commitment to improve access to higher education remains high on the agenda of the University of Namibia. As a result, two new lecture halls were inaugurated at the Katima Mulilo Campus on 25 September 2014, which now effectively increases the seating capacity of lecture venues from 300 to over 700. Guest speaker, Hon. Dr Albert Kawana, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Attorney General, raised concerns about the problems facing education. “A lack of sufficient and equipped learning facilities is a major drawback in the country’s educational system. These new buildings are therefore an agent of social change and transformation in this regard”, Dr Kawana noted.