University denies using ethnicity in its selection process

Despite requiring students to indicate their ethnic group, the University of Namibia (UNAM) says this criterion is not considered in their selection process, which is based on equal regional representation, writes Shelleygan Petersen for The Namibian.

The university’s faculty of health sciences and veterinary medicine has come under fire after claims that the majority of their intake is from one ethnic group. This list surfaced on social media last week.

On UNAM’s application form, prospective students are required to specify what ethnic group they belong to. Using this information, UNAM late yesterday afternoon revealed that more than half of the students admitted are Aawambo. In a press statement, UNAM said 41 of the 70 successful applicants are Aawambo, representing 58.6% of the intake.
Full report on The Namibian site