UNAM cancels two days of examinations

 UNAM cancels two days of examinations

The University of Namibia (UNAM) has cancelled two days of examinations as chaos has erupted at the institution. Unam was forced to cancel examinations for Tuesday and Wednesday as students tear up time tables in protest, of what they call exclusion of those who cannot afford to settle their tuition fees. Earlier this year, Unam announced that some students owed more than 200-million dollars in debt. In a media statement, the Unam management said the examinations were to be re-scheduled with new dates to be announced. The Student Representative Council at the main campus had previously submitted a petition regarding its decision to bar those who have not settled their tuition fees from writing. In terms of Unam's examination policy, students cannot access examination venues without a time table. After announcing that students with outstanding debts would not be allowed to write examinations, Unam has since back-tracked and decided that students who had paid partly of what they owe, will be allowed to write. However, international students have to settle their debt in full. The decision was also rejected by many students, arguing that Unam must allow everyone to write examinations and simply withhold the results of those in arrears.