Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Namibian elected as president of Oxford University Africa Society
MPhil Law candidate at Linacre College, Ndjodi Ndeunyema, a Namibian has been elected as president of the Oxford University Africa Society for the 2017/18 academic year.
The Oxford University Africa Society (Afrisoc) is an official student club of the University of Oxford registered through the Proctor‘s Office on an annual basis with Prof. Dr. Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor at the Department for International Development at the Queen Elizabeth House as its patron.
The society has focused on African affairs at the Oxford University for over 50 years and past presidents include Rutendo Chigora, Melvyn Lubega and Dr Sebabatso Manoeli.
Ndjodi will proceed with a DPhil in Law at Oxford this winter – Michaelmas term. As president of Afrisoc, Ndeunyema aims to realise the FOUR E pillars as reflected in his election manifesto for the Society.
This Ndeunyema said is to ensure that the Society has a coherent legal framework that can be carried down to future Committees and increase opportunities for Africans to enter and access an Oxford education by working together with key University stakeholders.
To ensure that the society’s membership has a positive intellectual and social experience as well as working towards any concerns of mental illness that may arise. Ndeunyema said that the Society will build upon efforts to engage with Africa and African issues whilst in Oxford
Ndeunyema said on the website of the The Africa Oxford Initiative Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health that he is grateful to previous Africa Society Committees which have worked tirelessly in cementing the society and looks forward to the building upon this heritage.