More articles in this category
Top Stories

Latest indications from the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) dating back from the 2017 financial year are that the number of Namibians who are bank...

Chairperson for the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) Rodgers Kauta has officially resigned from his duties, permanent secretary in the ministry of w...

The defence council presiding over a case of rape and trafficking had a field day yesterday in the Windhoek High Court when the doctor who did the...

Namibian charcoal exports are expected to increase to 200 000 tons by 2020 from 160 000 tons that are exported annually. There are currently a...

The battle of who should rise to the vacant throne of the Shambyu Traditional Authority played out in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Angula ...

In a daring movie-style criminal act by suspected youths over the weekend, a Katutura-based ambulance was stolen and taken for a joy-ride before b...

Other Articles from The Villager

NANSO cancels mass submission of demand letters

by Staff Writer

The plan by the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) and student representative councils to submit letters of demand at the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) headquarters this morning has been called off.

This follows a high level meeting presided over by president Hage Geingob which discussed the 50% tuition deposit fees, non -tuition and registration fees, that disadvantages and excludes students from accessing higher education.

 President Geingob directed the finance minister to release funds to all public institutions of higher learning, in order to ensure that no student is excluded, disadvantaged and discriminated financially and academically.

“This means we are patiently waiting on the government to bail out students. We are expecting all our accounts to be settled. We are expecting all previous student debts to be cleared and we are expecting all NSFAF beneficiaries' non - tuition, accommodation and tuition fees to be paid up and for all students to experience a fruitful and smooth registration process,” said Nanso in a written statement.

As for the 50% Deposit on tuition fees, no student will be expected to pay that amount upfront, as all institutions will be bailed out by government, the student body said.  

 Nanso said it expects all students that have been barred from registering, to be allowed to register “after they all have received and internalised these good news”.

“In that regard fellow students, our properly planned and mobilized program to physically submit letters of demand and master list, is from this point on called off, until further notice,” said Nanso.  

The body’s secretary general and all SRCs will meet, formulate and physically submit a master list that contains the body’s details to NSFAF “in order to remind it's management of our seriousness and urgency”.

“We therefore salute the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr. Hage Geingob and his team on this progressive and strategic leadership,” the body said.  

Meanwhile, the high level meeting was also attended by prime minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, minister of urban and rural development, Sophia Shaningwa and minister of finance, Calle Schlettwein and  Nanso president  Ester Simon.