2021-05-07Prof Jairos Kangira OPINION: The role top management plays in the internationalisation of higher education is crucial for its successful implementation. According to Fielden (2011, p.43), internationalisation programmes need to get the support of academics and administrative staff at an institution for them to succeed. View more
2021-06-04Prof Jairos Kangira With the rigorous restructuring exercise completed, and the appointment of new senior academic and administrative leaders with effect from 1 June 2021, the University of Namibia enters a new dispensation with confidence and expectations for excellence from a global perspective. View more
2021-06-18Prof Jairos Kangira As we commemorate the Day of the African Child this week, with the theme “30 years after the adoption of the Charter: accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children”, I thought of reflecting on the importance of children’s literature and the role it plays in the lives and development of children. View more
2021-06-25Prof Jairos Kangira The core activities for academics in universities are teaching, research and community service. While most academics find teaching and community service comparatively easy, research usually poses big challenges for many. View more
2021-07-16Prof Jairos Kangira In the past, in this column, I wrote articles in which I was advising postgraduate students on how to handle their postgraduate work, and I castigated those who thrive on academic dishonesty in their researches. I also emphasised strict adherence to academic integrity from proposal stage, research stage and throughout the writing process of the thesis. View more
2021-08-20Prof Jairos Kangira However, universities should always keep asking: what are we actually for? Has the need to have a high-profile international identity outstripped the needs of the original purpose of the institution of higher learning? View more
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