UNAM Rundu Campus welcomes first year students

17 Jan 2019 18:00pm
RUNDU, 17 JAN (NAMPA) – Professor Gilbert Likando, Assistant Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia’s Rundu Campus welcomed first year students to the institution on Thursday.
Speaking at the start of the first year student orientation programme for 2019, Likando reminded them “there will be no bell that will ring” for them to know it is time to study and their new environment will require new ways of thinking.
“We have come to an environment we call the University of Namibia. This environment requires new ethos, new thinking and new ways of making decisions,” he said.
Likando further said the students were motivated to enrol with the university as they had a desire to succeed.
“You do not want to be the same the way you came in. We come in one way and go out a different way,” he said.
During the orientation, students were informed about UNAM’s registration process by staff members, the importance of quality education as well as the use of information and communication technology facilities on campus.
They were also told how the language centre operates and which courses it offers, as well as informed of the importance of the library and academic life for students.
The student representative council was also introduced to the first years before they were taken on a tour of the entire campus.
The Rundu campus offers a variety of full-time programmes from three major streams - commerce, education and health.
The campus also offers distance programmes.
The Rundu campus is home to nearly 3 000 distance and full-time students. Twenty per cent of the students make use of university accommodation while the rest are day students.