Achieving access, equity and equality in education has been a challenge for the Namibian education system since the country's independence in 1990. Many schools, mainly in rural and poor areas, still do not have the same resources and are not as well equipped as mainly urban schools. Therefore, learners graduating from these schools do not attain the same level of understanding and educational achievement as the ones that attend well resourced schools .
Aim of the course
UNAM - Oshakati Campus is offering a programme to start students off on a science degree . The overall goal of establishing a Foundation Programme is to increase the quantity and quality of qualified science and technology graduates for Namibia's growing economy. The Foundation Programme will therefore enable the country to have a larger pool of prospective students who are likely to graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Engineering or with Medical related degrees.
What does the programme consist of?
The Foundation Programme is not an upgrade for re-writing IGCSE subjects. It is an intensive full-time, face-to-face programme, offered at Oshakati Campus. Students areadmitted as full-time UNAM students.
Students aresupplied with programme materials and will have to complete assignments, tests and an end of year examination. The emphasis of the programme is on developing practical skills and in-depth understanding of concepts in science and mathematics. Students are taught scientific writing and communication skills in English. Students are also offered a careers and personal development module which includes life skills, careers counselling and Information Technology.
Upon successful completion of the programme students will be able to enrol in the Faculties of Science, Agriculture, Education and Medical and Health Sciences.
- at least 17 points from the following five subjects: English (minimum E), Mathematics (minimum E), Biology (minimum E), Physical Science (minimum D), minimum D symbol in any other subject
- Prospective candidates should be among the top 15% best performers of your former school.
- Admission to the programme is competitive and is born out of a combination of grade 12 results and an aptitude test results
esTIMATED COST OF THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME:
The Campus does not offer hostel accommodation at the moment, hence students are responsible to find own accommodation. Staff members also assist students in finding affordable accommodation
Ms. Aina Kamati
UNAM Oshakati Campus
P.O. Box 2654 Oshakati
Tel: (065) 2232284