Kandjii-Murangi says Unam should enrol Grade 11 learners
By Uaueza Kanguatjivi
Higher Education Minister Itah Kandjii Murangi says University of Namibia (Unam) enrolment should vary from programme to programme, and certain programmes have to welcome Grade 11 learners.
The minister said she does not understand why Unam does not want to accept Grade 11 or AS-level learners since the program determines eligibility.
“For example, Grade 11 students who want to study medicine do not match the entry requirements, whereas those who want to study tourism can be allowed to continue their studies,” she said.
Kandjii-Murangi’s declaration comes a day after the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) dubbed Unam a sellout.
“The difficulty is that when a country like ours wishes to overhaul its education system, we must do so in a comprehensive, not fragmented, manner. No one in the education sector was consulted about the new curriculum,” the minister said.
Speaking at a press conference, LPM Youth Command Leader Duminga Ndala expressed disappointment with Unam’s decision to reject Grade 11 learners, labeling the move regrettable, insensitive, and retrograde.
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