No registration fee in 2017 or we lock down institutions of higher learning-NANSO

Nanso warns of a 2017 complete lockdown of public higher education institutions
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The Namibia National Students'Organisation (Nanso) has warned of a complete lock-down of public higher education institutions, if students are required to pay registration fees for the 2017 academic year. The student organisation also warns of erecting shacks on campus if the shortage of accommodation facilities is not addressed.
Nanso says these decisions were taken at the Students Representative Council Forum in August. Nanso Deputy Secretary-General Stanley Kavetu explains that the organisation's Resolution 16 states that tertiary educations should be accessible to all students. It says failure to adhere to free registration for 2017 will result in a national lock down, inclusive of secondary schools in solidarity. The student body says it will also not allow an increase in tuition fees for the 2017 academic year. Kavetu expresses concern that the plight of students remains unchanged with regard to a lack of accommodation facilities. He says this is despite a meeting between the Nanso leadership and the Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi early this year. Kavetu points out that UNAM is building a new administrative block, but cannot build student accommodation.