The future is female

Born in Rundu and raised in Windhoek, the new NUST Student Representative Council (SRC) President, Lelian David, is no stranger to leadership roles.

According to David, her leadership skills were acquired at a young age when she was elected as a prefect in primary school. She then became the headgirl in secondary school before she was elected as a student ambassador at NUST.

“From a tender age, leadership has been my most natural and predominant characteristic,” said David.

Raised by humble, hardworking parents who made sure that they always had enough money to send her to school, David believes their values are the reason she has grown to become a woman who has a passion for all things leadership.

“I have learnt that in this country if you are not from a privilegded background, the only way for you to make it is by being confident, hardworking and by knowing you can do all things through Christ,” she said.

Speaking on her future plans to improve the student experience, during her tenure, David said that she hopes to introduce winter and summer schools for students who struggle to pass certain gatekeeper modules.

“Before writing supplementary exams, it is important that students have remedial classes to ensure they do not repeat past errors. This is not a new concept. Other universities are are doing this ,” she stressed. She added that she also aspires to create a stronger relationship between the student society leaders and the SRC, as it could ensure that the campus population is supported more efficiently to enhance their learning experience. “I am determined to play my part to take the institution to greater heights,” she said boldly.

When she is not on duty, David enjoys singing, dancing, and reading the Bible.

Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
for Month: 
February, 2020

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