08 May 2014 18:30pm
RUNDU, 08 MAY (NAMPA) A new state-of-the-art lecture theatre was officially inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku at the University of Namibia (Unam)s Rundu campus on Thursday.
The lecture theatre, which was constructed at a cost of N.dollars 19 million, can accommodate up to 300 students and has offices and toilet facilities.
Hausiku commended Unam and the Ministry of Education for the new lecture theatre and other planned facilities such as specialised classrooms for early childhood studies, a media and science laboratory, as well as a hostel facility.
He also commended Government for supporting the expansion of facilities for higher education around the country.
The Deputy Prime Minister underscored the importance of education facilities in equipping students with knowledge and preparing them for the future so they can participate in nation-building and economic development.
He stated that Unam and other tertiary institutions have an important task to perform in imparting knowledge to young people, as it is the only way young people in the country can prepare themselves for the future, adding that universities should be considered as the catalyst for national development.
Education has always been a national priority and should thus have a special place in the hearts of our people. Both young and old should pursue education and gain knowledge, Hausiku said.
He indicated that he was encouraged by the many rapid, visible changes the Rundu campus has undergone from being a college of education offering a single diploma, to being a university.
A total of 72 graduates received various qualifications in education, economics, management sciences, and nursing at the Rundu campus on Thursday.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Unam Vice-Chancellor Professor Lazarus Hangula and Education Minister David Namwandi.