WINDHOEK, 29 APR – The Namibia National Student Organisation (NANSO) launched its strategic plan, website and newsletter at the 100 days in office ceremony held in Windhoek on Thursday.
NANSO presented the reformation and rebranding to students of local schools and educational institutions.
NANSO Secretary General, Simon Taapopi stipulated that the two-year strategic plan outlines the budget for the year 2018 and looks to address the issues of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), technology innovation and the safety of students on campuses.
“The body wants to ensure a knowledgeable, technologically-based society and quality education,” he said.
NANSO president, Ester Simon at the same event stated that it is important to reposition NANSO as a relevant body in ensuring the development of the Namibian education system.
Simon highlighted the issues that students are facing, such as the annual increase of tuition fees, unemployment, crime, lack of adequate accommodation facilities and NSFAF’s delayed tuition fee payments.
She said that NANSO aims to address these issues by building and restoring mutual working relationships with several important stakeholders in the education industry and civil society.
“By building unity among ourselves and through consultation with the relevant stakeholders, only then shall we secure the wellbeing, progress, success and development of our education sector that is responsive and sensitive to students’ current conditions,” Simon said.