Dr Onesmus Shuungula is the new Dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at NUST. He succeeded Dr Sehaam Khan, who has since left the Institution, after serving for approximately three years.
Dr Shuungula has the following qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (University of the Witwatersrand); Master of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics (University of Cape Town); and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics (University of Namibia).
Dr Shuungula, has teaching, research and administration experience. Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty. His research interests are centred on topological groups.
“I will continue to uphold the mission of the Faculty of being dynamic and responsive, through excellent teaching and research. In addition, we are in the process of developing postgraduate programmes and I would like to ensure that these programmes are built on solid foundations that address the developmental goals of the country,” Dr Shuungula said.