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New student union advocates for free tertiary education

New student union advocates for free tertiary education

Eba Kandovazu

THE student leaders of the newly established student body, the Students Union of Namibia (SUN) want tertiary education to be free.

 

According to the Union’s Secretary General, Benard Kavau, the union, a brainchild of the Student Representative Council of different tertiary institutions, was formed and launched on the socialist ideological basis of “free quality education in our lifetime”.

“The objective is to propagate the ideology that education constitutes the center for development in Namibia and the political and economic freedom of Namibia depends on education. In 2015, President Hage Geingob publicly promised the students that all Namibia students financial assistance fund  (NSFAF) loans are going to be transformed into grants, as a road towards free tertiary education, however, we are still to witness that happening as student leaders,” Kavau told journalists.

 

Kavau added that due to the NSFAF payment delays in the past, demonstrations will form part of the union’s ‘radical interventions’, as well as court interventions.

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