Mbumba elected as UNAM’s new Chancellor

28 Feb 2018 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 FEB (NAMPA) – Vice President Nangolo Mbumba has been elected as the new Chancellor of the University of Namibia (UNAM), replacing former President Hifikepunye Pohamba, whose term came to an end in November 2017.
A media statement issued by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Simon Namesho, on Wednesday said Mbumba’s official handover by the outgoing Chancellor will take place on a date yet to be announced.
Namesho also informed Nampa upon inquiry that Mbumba was elected by the university’s council members, who had also elected Pohamba.
“The first Chancellor who was Founding President, Dr Sam Nujoma, was however not elected as he was the first Chancellor and was automatically appointed. However, every Chancellor afterwards is supposed to be elected as that is procedure,” Namesho noted.
The university’s Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor, Lazarus Hangula, also recently announced his retirement from the institution and the end of the current semester which ends in July.
Hangula has been the institution’s VC since 2004, replacing current Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi.