Unam suspends lecturer over boycotted exams

01 Aug 2014 14:20pm

WINDHOEK, 29 JUL (NAMPA) - The University of Namibia (Unam) has suspended human resource management lecturer Josephine Haubas and launched an investigation into her conduct after students boycotted her examinations early this week. Unam spokesperson John Haufiku confirmed the suspension to Nampa Tuesday evening, saying the lecturer (Haubas) was not suspended because of the papers that were leaked in June, but rather because of the exam boycott of Monday this week. A local newspaper reported on Tuesday that the university's human resources students boycotted their examination, after they found out that the paper did not cover the material which they were taught. The module which Haubas was teaching was among the six examination papers that were declared null and void last month. The university declared the examinations of third and final year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students null and void on 12 June 2014, after finding out that the papers were leaked out to students. The students started with their regular examinations on 25 July 2014 and examinations were supposed to end on 04 August 2014. Meanwhile, a statement posted on the student portal last month said third-year BBA students? classes for the second semester will start on 29 July 2014, while the final year students? classes for the second semester start on 05 August this year. No tests or assignment deadlines will be scheduled during the supplementary examination period (from 11 to 15 August) for third and fourth-year BBA students. The statement also said no tests or assignment deadlines will be scheduled during the period 28 July 2014 to 11 August 2014. Individual students who qualify for the supplementary examination on 15 August 2014 should get extensions for any deadlines or tests during the supplementary week, and where needed, make-up classes will be conducted to ensure that the second semester curriculum is covered. The final examination results will be released on 29 August 2014, and final year students are expected to submit their final year research project reports on 30 September 2014. (NAMPA) KN/JK