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Under-privileged students at UNAM struggling to access online learning receive computers

Under-privileged students at UNAM struggling to access online learning receive computers

Seven students from the University of Namibia, who were experiencing problems in accessing online learning, received computers from the Chinese Embassy recently.

Professor Jairos Kangira, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences received the computers after he appealed for assistance to his Chinese research partners.

The recipients of the computers were; Zanwill Josea and Shanrey Josea, Faculty of Law, Klementine Makanga and Johaness Makanga, Faculty of Economic and Managment Sciences, Matheus Johannes, Faculty of Education, Maisie Aibeb, Faculty of Law and Petrus Chiinga Intya, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Shanrey Josea, who received one of the computers said it was like a dream receiving these brand new computers, because they will transform the students lives as far as online learning is concerned.

“We sincerely thank our donor for thinking of giving us computers when some of us were losing hope with our online studies, we will put these computers to good use,” she emphasised.

Magriet Mainga, Dean of Students at UNAM thanked the Chinese Embassy and Professor Kangira for their unselfish gesture. “He could have just given the computers to students in his Faculty, but instead he asked my office to provide names of needy students and we did that and now we have recipients for four Faculties,” she said.


 

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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.