NUST registration fees decrease by N.dollars 2 000

07 Feb 2019 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 07 FEB (NAMPA) – The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) announced that their registration fees have dropped with N.dollars 2 000.
The Bursar of NUST, Mamijoo Tjejamba issued a statement on Thursday where she announced that the registration fees dropped from N.dollars 4 200 to N.dollars 2 200 and that no late registration fee will be charged, with immediate effect.
The reduction comes after students and parents complained on social media about the large fees parents need to pay.
However, all outstanding debts should be settled before a student can register for the semester.
Responding to questions posed by Nampa on Thursday, Secretary General of the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso), Simon Taapopi said the organisation commended the efforts of the NUST Student Representative Council (SRC) and welcomes the reduction.
“We applaud Juno Angula, the SRC president at NUST, who advocated for the decrease of the fees and for us, we are happy although we want an abolishment,” he said.
Taapopi added that they had a meeting with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Finance, Morné du Toit last week Friday, where Du Toit said the NUST council were considering reducing the fees.
Also responding to Nampa, Angula said they are grateful, however this reduction comes at a much later stage because most of the students have already gone to other institutions like the University of Namibia.
“It’s been time but we understand management’s predicament that the institution (NUST) runs on expenditure,” Angula noted.