Government promises to move on building of student village

The long-awaited construction of a student village will finally be realised in the current financial year, Namibia’s Higher Education Minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi said in her budget motivation last week in the National Assembly, writes Albertina Nakale for New Era Live.

A shortage of on-campus accommodation has been a central crisis, forcing many students to rent accommodation in communities near their universities.

Last week, Kandjii-Murangi confirmed government will prioritise the student village accommodation – which is being planned for the city of Windhoek, in the Khomasdal suburb – this financial year. “One important project that will be undertaken by the ministry of higher education during the 2022-23 financial year is to ensure there is notable progress leading to the establishment of the long-awaited student village,” Kandjii-Murangi stressed.
Full report on the New Era Live site