UNAM to celebrate 25 years

15 Feb 2017 07:40am
WINDHOEK, 15 FEB (NAMPA) – The University of Namibia (UNAM) will in August this year celebrate 25 years of providing tertiary education.
During the official opening of the institution’s 2017 academic year on Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Professor Lazarus Hangula said the university will commemorate this milestone of its remarkable life in a post-independent Namibia.
Hangula said the 25 years of the institution’s existence is the epitome of UNAM’s auto-invention and adaptive metamorphosis, saying the institution is ever ready to carry out its mandate in response to the increasing needs of the nation.
He highlighted that the university started off with 3 000 undergraduate and predominantly Namibian students.
It now has about 24 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 40 countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Eastern Europe.
“Our national university in increasingly becoming visibly global as a university of choice and one can spot this by the additional countries that are represented this year,” he said.
Hangula said UNAM has become a formidable academic powerhouse that is visible locally and internationally through alumni employed in different economy sectors.