APP demands free education

26 Oct 2015 19:30pm


The All People's Party (APP) has strongly rejected the proposal by the University of Namibia (UNAM) to increase student tuition fees, and in the same breath called for the immediate abolishment of all tuition fees.

The University of Namibia recently proposed a 15 per cent increase in student fees for the year 2016. In a media statement issued on Monday, the party stated that free and compulsory education has been part of its long-standing principles, adding that education should be free from pre-primary to tertiary levels.

The APP further called on President Hage Geingob to implement free education with immediate effect. The party further demanded that Government write off all debts students owe the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF).

It said students are 'innocently indebted' at an early age while they are acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to empower and uplift themselves and become productive citizens.