The University of Namibia says it is deeply saddened by the death of one of its senior staff, Professor Frank Paul Kavishe, who died earlier this week at the age of 69.
He was the Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Jose Eduardo dos Santos Campus in Ongwediva.
Kavishe was a stellar chartered engineer, who served in many other positions with distinction since 2004.
Despite his unremitted striving for excellence, Kavishe will be best remembered as the founding dean of the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.
The faculty was established in 2008, and has soared to great heights under his stewardship.
“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this untimely death of Prof. Kavishe.
The thoughts of everyone at UNAM are with Prof. Kavishe’s family and friends, and we extend our deepest sympathies to them,” said Dr Ellen Namhila, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
“Kavishe was a brilliant man who, for nearly two decades, served Unam with a boundless and unrelenting work ethic. By his hand, Unam has grown in leaps and bounds that are difficult to quantify. It was a great privilege to know him personally and to work alongside him,” remarked Unam Vice Chancellor, Professor Kenneth Matengu.