Nust council members quit
18 June 2019 | Education
According to a statement issued by the university late yesterday afternoon Goms Menette is now acting as chairperson.
In recent weeks, Shimming-Chase and the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Kandjii-Murangi exchanged blows over who has the last say on matters relating to governance at the university.
The biggest bone of contention has been the replacement of long serving in vice-chancellor Tjama Tjivikua who stepped down in April this year.
The search for his replacement started in earnest in September last year. Five candidates were shortlisted for the position. They are: University of Namibia academics Frednand Gideon and Erold Naomab (the only Namibians), Nigerian national Abraham Ogwu, Botswana national Otlogetswe Totolo and Turkish national Said Irandoust.
The position was re-advertised in March.
Last month Kandjii-Murangi told the council that the recruitment process must halted pointing out that “it will not be in the best interest of the university if the current council recruit an incoming VC’.
The council’s term ends in August.
Read more on this story in tomorrow’s Namibian Sun.