Two Namibians expelled from Russian Universities last year

27 Jan 2016 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 JAN (NAMPA) – Two Namibian students studying medicine in Russia have been expelled from institutions of education there last year, after failing to meet the universities' requirements.
Namibian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Ndali Che Kamati said this when he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Wednesday.
Kamati explained that one of the reasons the students were expelled is because of failing all their subjects two years in a row.
The ambassador explained that most universities normally give students a second opportunity to repeat their subjects, but would expel such students if they fail to improve their performance.
The students also failed to renew their passports and study permits on time.
“The Russian system is very strict. If you allow your passport to expire and you did not inform the Namibian Embassy, you will be expelled. But if you informed the embassy on time, it will appeal and you will be re-instated immediately,” he said.
Kamati, however, noted that 99 per cent of the students studying in Russian universities are doing well.
A total of 850 Namibians are currently pursuing studies in different fields at various Russian universities.
Meanwhile, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila noted that Namibia and Russia have a good relationship and many Namibians have gone through the Russian education system.
She said the two expelled students represent a small portion, as the bulk of Namibian students there are working hard to meet universities' standards.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila encouraged Namibians not to be discouraged and intimidated by the language differences in Russia.