NUST awards first-ever doctoral degrees

Two years after being renamed, NUST is proud to award its first-ever doctoral degrees. This milestone achievement will see two candidates, Suama Hamunyela and Jude Osakwa, receiving their doctorates in Informatics, at the Graduation Ceremony taking place today in the capital.

Suama Hamunyela

Dr Hamunyela is the Acting Head of the Informatics Department in the Faculty of Computing and Informatics. She joined the Department in 2010 as a Junior Lecturer, moved up to a Lecturer position after completing her Master of Information Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2012. Her dissertation is titled “A Framework for Evaluating Health Information Systems in Namibia towards Integration.” 

“I am pleased to be the first Namibian and first female to receive a PhD degree at NUST. Only through hard work, can one achieve a milestone such as this. This also marks the beginning of rigorous academic work to grow and stay relevant in the profession,” Hamunyela said. 







Jude Osakwe

Dr Osakwe obtained a Master of Science in Information Technology from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria in 2014. During his tenure as a part-time Lecturer at NUST, he published nine journal articles and five conference papers as part of his PhD work. His dessertation is titled “A Framework for the Adoption of Mobile Learning Technology for Namibian Public High Schools.” 


“The realisation of this doctoral degree is indeed a great achievement and a call for more research work. I am honoured to be part of such a historical moment at the Institution. I am passionate about the application of technology in education at all levels,” he said.







2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Informatics. 

2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics, Faculty of Computing and Informatics.

2015 Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering , Faculty of Engineering.

2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences.

2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Spatial Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences.

2018 First two Doctorates awarded.


There are currently 56 doctoral candidates across all the Faculties.  


FRONT ROW, from left: Dr Gert Günzel, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Administration and Finance; Bisey /Uirab, Chief Executive Officer: NAMPORT; Dr Tjama Tjivikua, NUST Vice-Chancellor; Dr Peter Katjavivi, NUST Chancellor; Hon Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister: Higher Education, Training and Innovation; and Dr Andrew Niikondo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs, pictured with some of the NUST Council members at the Management Sciences Graduation Ceremony yesterday.

Friday, April 27, 2018
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April, 2018

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