WINDHOEK, 19 APR – The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) signed a partnership agreement with Adapt IT here Thursday to ensure that the institution remains at the forefront of information and communication technology advancement.
Adapt IT hosts an integrated campus site called the ITS Tertiary Software integrator system where all business processes of NUST are complemented.
The agreement is aimed at strengthening their 32-year partnership and continuing the development of new IT products together in transforming NUST into a tech savvy institution.
NUST Vice Chancellor Tjama Tjivikua said he looks forward to developing more systems that will enhance the performance and customer service of the institution.
“We want to see less students queueing up in the administration building and this system has enabled lecturers and students to communicate or update any relevant information effectively and fast,” he said.
The Managing Director of Adapt IT from Pretoria, Luxolo Rubushe expressed satisfaction with the smart technology they have created with NUST, one of which means students no longer need to carry cash for transactions.
“The smart technology we created with this university has rendered a cashless institution,” he said.
Rubushe explained that through their partnership with the univeristy, they have ensure that mobiles, laptops and video conferencing are interconnected.
He further stated that hot spots have been installed across the institution to allow students easy access to information.
NUST’s Manager of Business Systems and Processes, Juanita Frans commended the ITS integrator product development as a roadmap that demonstrates a good understanding of the highly dynamic and frequently changing education landscape.
Frans indicated that this initiative is evidence that NUST is vigourous in adopting the latest innovative technologies as a responsive educational institution.
“I am looking forward to the “smart campus” initiative, which involves the use of mobile apps,” she stated.
She encouraged other Namibian higher education institutions to follow this trend as it cuts costs and improves the administrative system.