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While government and educationalists are still trying to get to terms with the recent disastrous matriculation examination results, the International University of Management has moved swiftly to capitalise on the thousands who failed to qualify for university acceptance. Onkoshi, one of Namibia Wildlife Resort’s best and unique Etosha camps has been given a multi-million-dollar facelift, which is expected to be completed in February 2023. Following the dismissal of close to 200 workers working for Cash and Carry, the community of Rundu plans to stage a peaceful demonstration today to demand the company reinstate the fired personnel with immediate effect. Following several concerns over ageing infrastructure and poor customer service within the Namibia Wildlife Resort tourism facilities, the company has pledged to address such shortcomings to remain a preferred destination of choice. The SADC mission in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has instituted an investigation into a video circulating on social media, purportedly showing soldiers throwing dead bodies onto a pile of burning rubble. President Hage Geingob is expected to make a statement on the performance of national exams in response to the dismal 2022 matriculation examination results. Following the influx of floodwater from Angola reaching Namibian villages by Friday, the agriculture and defence ministries are ready to dispatch teams of hydrologists and soldiers to the affected areas to monitor the situation. Berg-Op Academy - a private school based in Okahandja achieved fourth place nationally in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSCO) external exams at the end of 2022 for all the Cambridge curriculum private schools. The Students’ Union of Namibia (SUN) has praised the University of Namibia for its efforts to accommodate students who did not meet the initial admission criteria. The University of Namibia students are displeased after 17 programmes, which were scheduled to be offered this academic year, have been cancelled as they have not been accredited. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has managed to remove illegal fences covering a combined 72.3 kilometres in Kavango West and Ohangwena regions. The Namibian College of Open Learning is prepared to register about 24 000 learners for the 2023 academic year at an average of two subjects per learner. The Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF) is alarmed and shocked to find out that changes to the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act of 1998 were made and already enacted without due diligence and proper consultation with the employers’ association, contrary to the tripartite arrangement in place. Musheko matja nai ohoromendeb ya hana otumbo two pendje no veta atuhe kumwe twounene wo zo kirometa o 72.3 Koutokero wa Kvanago na Ohangwena. Matja otumbo two pendje no veta omatokero omanene mehi arihe mom ahi wa kangamwa mena rokutja mena ro kutja otumbo itwi tu kambura omaryo. The Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF) looks forward to the year 2023 with a lot of optimism that the Namibian economy will recover and enable businesses to prosper and regenerate the jobs that have been lost over the past three years during the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Namibia has said it reviewed most of the programmes that were not accredited, taking the comments of the review panels into account, and has submitted them to the National Council for Higher Education in December 2022 for consideration. Namibian College for Open Learnings (Namcol) ge aiǂhomisen hâ ǁaupexa 24 000 ǀgôana 2023ǁî skolkurib !aroma ūǂgāsa, ǀorodomma-i mâ-i hoa-e ǀgam ǁkhāǁkhāsen!âkha !aroma a xoaǂgāsen ǁkhāse. In the quest to make higher education and training accessible to eligible and qualifying students, the government, through the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund, has invested over N$7 billion in student funding at public and private institutions for the past five years. The family of two children, who were allegedly killed by their mother over two years ago in Ethiopia, is asking why the accused is still free.