Unam appoints Kenneth Matengu as Vice Chancellor

University of Namibia (Unam) associate professor Kenneth Matengu, who captivated audiences during his presentation last week, has been appointed as the third Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Matengu’s appointment follows a rigorous and extensive recruitment process, as required by the University statutes and the University’s rules for the appointment of the Vice Chancellor, the institution said.

His appointment is effective from 01 August 2018, and is set for a period of six years.

He is currently the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development at UNAM, succeeds Professor Lazarus Hangula. The office tenure of the incumbent, Professor Hangula, ends on 31 July 2018.

He is a UNAM alumnus, and is also an honorary visiting professor at Cardiff University (Wales).

The institution said he is a distinguished researcher with global interrelations and a wide experience of leadership in academia.

He joined Unam as a student in 1996 and was hired in his second year as a Student Research Intern in the Multidisciplinary Research Centre, and since then served the University in various capacities.