Students praise university for changing entry requirements

The Students’ Union of Namibia (SUN) has praised the University of Namibia (UNAM) for its efforts to accommodate students who did not meet the initial admission criteria, writes Albertina Nakale for New Era Live.

“We believe this will allow those who did not meet the criteria to have an opportunity at university while they upgrade their subjects. We also think it could not have done any harm to a university if they considered admitting grade 11s like they did in 2022. We urge students to take the opportunity and utilise it with maximum effort,” Shikesho Natangwe, SUN secretary for higher education, stated.

Conditional admission will be considered for first-year students into the new curriculum degree programmes, as UNAM approved new standard admission criteria for applicants. UNAM spokesperson Simon Namesho said the conditional admissions were decided and passed on 12 January. “They are applicable to learners who sat for 2022 examinations as well as learners who sat for exams prior to 2021,” he noted.
Full report on the New Era Live site