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University of Namibia
public university
Year dem found am1992 Edit
CountryNamibia Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydWindhoek Edit
Coordinate location22°36′40″S 17°3′27″E Edit
Member ofAssociation of African Universities Edit
Get subsidiaryQ119555836 Edit
Owner ofUNAM Radio Edit
Tym dem start1992 Edit
Dema official websitehttp://www.unam.na Edit
UNAM main campus

De University of Namibia (UNAM) be multi-campus public research university insyd Namibia, den de largest university insyd de country.[1] Na dem establish am by act of Parliament for 31 August 1992.

Background[edit | edit source]

UNAM dey comprise de faculties den schools wey dey follow:

  • Faculty of Agriculture den Natural Resources
  • Faculty of Economics & Management Science
    • Department of Political Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Humanities den Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering den Information
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Military Science
  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Dem rank am insyd de top 30 of tertiary institutions for de continent top for de past 10 years insyd, UNAM be one of de best universities insyd Africa.[2] De University of Namibia be de institution per for de world insyd wey dey offer doctorate insyd de study of de Khoekhoe language.

Insyd 2023, na dem co-rank UNAM 16th among de Top 100 Universities insyd Africa, by de 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.[3]

Faculty of Engineering den Information Technology[edit | edit source]

Na dem found Faculty of Engineering den Information Technology for 1 January 2008 wey dey follow de dissolution of de Department of Engineering den Technology, wey na exist under de Faculty of Science since 2000. Sam Nujoma, de first presido of Namibia den then-chancellor of de university conduct de groundbreaking ceremony for Ongwediva for 17 November 2007. De ceremony take place for 13-hectare plot of land top wey na dem donate to UNAM by de Ongwediva town council.

Insyd January 2008, de National Planning Commission approve funding give de construction of phase 1 of de fresh Faculty of Engineering den Information Technology (FOET) insyd Ongwediva. Construction work begin insyd April 2008 plus emphasis for lecture rooms, staff offices, laboratories, IT facilities, student hostels, staff houses den oda support facilities. De completion of dese facilities (phase 1A) enable de first batch of students make dem admit insyd de FOET.[4]

Academics[edit | edit source]

Notable academics for de University of Namibia dey include Bience Gawanas, former ombudsperson, professor Nico Horn,[5] André du Pisani, Lazarus Hangula, Dorian Haarhoff, Elizabeth Amukugo, Erold Naomab, Job Amupanda den Günter Heimbeck.

Marks scandal[edit | edit source]

Insyd 2011, reports claim say UNAM lecturers dey exchange marks for sexual favours from students, den dem dey exchange assignments dem plete for money. Na dem claim say dis result for serious academic degradation. Make dem investigate den combate such illegal practices since cam turn priority give de Namibian government den UNAM management.[6][7][8][9]

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

De University of Namibia produced several notable den famous public individuals since ein founding, wey dey include:

  • Sebastian Ignatius ǃGobs, Namibian politician – Class of 1995
  • Fransina Kahungu, former mayor of Windhoek[10]
  • Theo-Ben Gurirab, he receive Doctorate of Law honoris causa – Class of 1999[11]
  • Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana she receive Bachelor of Laws and B.Juris degrees – class of 1998 den 1999[12]
  • Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari, political scientist den presidential spokesperson to Hage Geingob – Class of 2001
  • Monica Geingos, First Lady of de Republic of Namibia den businesswoman – Class of 2002
  • Petrina Haingura, Namibian politician – Class of 2002
  • Sacky Shanghala, former Namibian minister of justice – Class of 2003
  • Sisa Namandje, Namibian lawyer – Class of 2003
  • Bernadus Swartbooi, Namibian politician den presido of de Landless People's Movement (Namibia) – Class of 2003
  • Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Urban den Rural Development – Class of 2003[13]
  • Tangeni Amupadhi – journalist den editor of The Namibian newspaper – Class of 2005
  • Sam Nujoma, Namibian politician den former Presido of Namibia – Class of 2007
  • Lucia Iipumbu, Deputy Minister of Industrialisation, Trade den SME development – Class of 2008[14]
  • Job Amupanda, Namibian politician den leader of de Affirmative Repositioning den current mayor of Windhoek – Class of 2010
  • Francine Muyumba, Congolese Senator, Former Presido of de Panafrican Youth Union – Class of 2012[15]
  • Joseph Kalimbwe, youth activist den author – Class of 2017[16]
  • Henny Seibeb, Namibian politician den deputy presido of de Landless People's Movement (Namibia) – Class of 2019
  • Inna Hengari, member of Parliament, youth politician den student leader – Class of 2019
  • Utaata Mootu, member of Parliament, youth politician – Class of 2019
  • Emma Theofelus, member of Parliament, youth politician – Class of 2019
  • Patience Masua, member of Parliament, youth politician - Class of 2020

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About UNAM". University of Namibia. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. "Top 200 Universities in Africa | 2016 University Rankings". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  3. "UNAM ranked 16th among top 100 Universities in Africa | Namibia Economist". Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  4. "Unam.na". www.unam.na. Retrieved 20 June 2024.
  5. "Dr. Nico Horn – Professor and Human Rights Leader". www.ijnetwork.org. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. "Unam turned into 'academic brothel'". The Namibian. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  7. "RDP responds to UNAM's sex trade saga". economist.com.na. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  8. "Namibian lecturers prey on students sexually". monitor. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  9. "UNAM knew about sex-for-marks claims". The Namibian. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  10. Ikela, Selma (18 December 2019). "Fransina Kahungu: From classroom to mayor". New Era Live. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  11. Liswaniso, Mwaka (18 July 2014). "Theo-Ben Gurirab (1938 ...) An educator, politician and diplomat". New Era. p. 6.
  12. Mongudhi, Tileni (April 2012). "Last Woman Standing". Insight Namibia. pp. 22–23.
  13. "Mushelenga, Peya". Parliament of Namibia. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  14. "Iipumbu, Lucia Magano". Parliament of Namibia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  15. "USG Abdelaziz meeting with Ms. Francine Muyumba | Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, OSAA". www.un.org. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  16. "Young author set to release 4th book on world economy". Truth, for its own sake. Retrieved 20 June 2024.

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