AR busy establishing branches at institutions of higher learning

23 Mar 2016 09:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 23 MAR (NAMPA) – The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement is in the process of establishing AR chapters at institutions of higher learning all over the country.
This comes after students from various institutions requested the AR to establish chapters at their institutions.
The AR said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the purpose of the chapters will be to deal with accommodation and housing challenges faced by students at institutions of higher learning.
“It is also their duty to lobby Government and institutions of higher learning to build more and cheaper student accommodation,” it said.
The AR said it is also their task to establish rapid consciousness among the student population on matters of land, housing and human dignity.
“This process is going well, despite alleged orchestrated plans by representatives of the elites,” it said without elaborating.
The land activists stated that should the elites continue blocking student registration of the student chapters, they (chapters) will be forced to operate in corridors and as an underground student organisation mobilising students for popular student actions.
“Our lawyers are also waiting for internal processes, failure to which the chapters will approach the courts.”
It further said that so far the AR Hifikepunye Pohamba (HP) Campus Chapter is established and registered. There is progress at the International University of Management (IUM), Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) Katima Mulilo Campus.
“UNAM Main Campus is playing games, but the students are busy dealing with these matters internally.”