N$180m NSFAF laptop initiative stalled by Covid

By Tracy Tafirenyika

Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) acting chief executive officer Kennedy Kandume has said the planned N$180 million laptop acquisition programme for students at tertiary institutions was adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdowns resulting in delays in finishing the project.
Speaking to Confidente, Kandume said they could not distribute the laptops to students because of the logistical nightmare caused by the ongoing pandemic.
“The manufacturer told us that the delay is being caused by Covid-19 and students should not panic as they will be informed when the laptop arrives,” he said.
His sentiments come in the wake of the Students’ Union of Namibia (SUN) demanding that NSFAF pays back the money for the laptops to government.

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