University of Namibia
|University of Namibia|
|Motto||Innovation and Academic Excellence|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Lazarus Hangula|
|Location||Windhoek with a campus in Oshakati, Namibia|
|Campus||Both urban and rural|
The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the national university of Namibia, located in the Pioneers Park residential area of Windhoek. Established by an act of National Assembly on 31 August 1992, UNAM includes Faculties of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Economics & Management Sciences Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medical & Health Science, and Science. The University of Namibia is the only institution to offer a doctorate in the study of the Khoekhoe language.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology was founded on 1 January 2008 following the dissolution of the Dept of Engineering and Technology, which had existed under the Faculty of Science since 2000. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted by Sam Nujoma, the then Chancellor of the University of Namibia at Ongwediva on 17 November 2007. The ceremony took place on a 13-hectare plot of land that had been donated to UNAM by the Ongwediva Town Council.
In January 2008, the National Planning Commission approved funding for construction of Phase 1 of the new Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FOET) in Ongwediva. Construction work began in April 2008 with emphasis on lecture rooms, staff offices, laboratories, IT facilities, student hostels, staff houses and other support facilities. It was the completion of these facilities (Phase 1A) that enabled the first batch of students to be admitted in the FOET.
It has been reported that UNAM's lecturers have been exchanging marks for sexual favours from students and exchanging money for doing their assignments. This has resulted in serious academic degradation and a matter of serious concern for Namibian government and UNAM management to investigate and combat such illegal practices.
- Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari, political scientist
- "Unam turned into ‘academic brothel’". The Namibian. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
- "RDP responds to UNAM’s sex trade saga". www.economist.com.na. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
- "Namibian lecturers prey on students sexually". http://www.monitor.co.ug/. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
- "UNAM knew about sex-for-marks claims". The Namibian. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
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