Lecturer shortage leaves agricultural students in limbo

Students at the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Ogongo Campus are devastated as months and sometimes years pass with no lecturers for some subjects on campus. Some have failed and lost out on funding, while others are frustrated. Such subjects include an English module, which has not had a lecturer for three years, writes Aletta Shikololo for New Era Live.

The situation is so dire that it forced students to change certain subjects to distance mode, while they were registered to study on a full-time basis. The UNAM Ogongo campus in the Omusati region exclusively offers agricultural science courses.

Approached for a comment, UNAM spokesperson John Haufiku confirmed that some students have been without lecturers because of changes within the university’s departments. He, however, said online and face-to-face classes for some modules have commenced, but he was yet to confirm with the students themselves.
Full report on the New Era Live site