Unam students must pay 50% of fees to write

25 October 2017 | Education

University of Namibia (Unam) students with outstanding fees will be allowed to write their examinations on condition that 50% of their tuition fees are paid.

A nationwide demonstration by the students has been called off following this announcement. Acting Student Representative Council (SRC) president, Bernard Kavau said the agreement was reached on Monday.

Kavau told Nampa that the planned demonstration came after the SRC last week learnt that students who owe tuition fees were not allowed to write exams.

However, he said management and the SRC came to an agreement on the matter, prompting the demonstration to be called off.

The two parties, he explained, have agreed that students with outstanding balances on their accounts will be allowed to sit for the examinations provided they pay a minimum amount of 50 per cent of their total outstanding balance.

The results of those with outstanding balances will be withheld.

However, in a media statement issued on Saturday already, Unam public relations officer Simon Namesho said students who fail to write the regular examinations, but are able to make the required 50% payment before 7 November 2017, are eligible to apply for a special examination.

“The special examinations will be the first and last opportunity for the said students,” said the statement.

It further said students should note that direct and electronic deposits into the university's bank account will only be cleared after two days to enable such students to be admitted for the examinations.

“The university will withhold all examination results for students with outstanding balances on their accounts,” it said.

Students with genuine and deserving special circumstances are encouraged to approach the office of the dean of students at their respective campuses.

NAMPA

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