NUST welcomed widely

The transformation of the Polytechnic of Namibia to Namibia University of Science and Technology, which has already become popularly known as NUST, has been welcomed by the people of Namibia. A brief selection of opinions by several students and alumni has shown that most Namibians look forward to the place that NUST will claim in the field of Higher Education in Namibia. Below are some of the opinions of those who ‘NUST Brief’ approached.


  “When I finished school after Independence there were no universities in Namibia, so I went to South Africa. Then in 2008, I managed to study at the Poly and in 2011 I was part of the first intake for the Master’s Degree in Leadership and Change Management. It is very exciting and it is an honour to be associated with this university.” -Fillemon Hambunda, Acting CEO of the City of Windhoek.

“I applaud the transformation and I believe that this is a stepping stone to more great achievements, locally and internationally. This institution has groomed me into a creative thinker and has helped me to excel in my career.”-Soniah Shitaleni, Entrepreneurship teacher, Martin Luther High School, Omaruru.


 “I wish to convey my heartfelt congratulations to the entire management and staff of NUST who worked tirelessly to achieve the transformation. It is a positive step in the right direction which, I believe, will enhance the academic credibility of NUST.” -Mia Davids, Head of Corporate Communications: Namibia Airports Company.



“I strongly believe that the transformation was long overdue. We as former students can only look back with great pride. I wish the new university all the best for the future.” -Mufaro Nesongano, Manager: Corporate Communications and Online Media, Namibia Wildlife Resort.


“I am a Poly product and I feel excited about the change because change is always good. This transformation means the focus on Science will increase - something we really need in Namibia. I also hope, though, that there will be enough funding for these initiatives.” -Joseph Shefeeni, Senior Journalist: One Africa Television.

 “It’s exciting to know that I will be graduating from this university in 2016 with a Bachelor of Journalism and Communication Technology Degree. It is good to see that NUST is focusing on key areas such as Technology and Science which are key to the development of our country. NUST will continue to raise the bar when it comes to producing skilled graduates, theoretically and practically.” - Uejaa Kazondunge, TV personality and Head of Marketing, Moola Mobile. 

“This is an exciting time. Who would not want to be associated with a university? I’m glad to be part of history. I’m also hoping this transformation will continue to bring infrastructural development to the institution. The new buildings are quite cool and I’m hoping to see more in the near future.” -Ikosa Ikosa, Land Management student: NUST.

Friday, December 4, 2015
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December, 2015

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