The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and Welwitchia Health Training Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to strengthen their existing working relationship. The Acting CEO of NSFAF, Kennedy Kandume, and the Rector of Welwitchia, Dr. Andreas Mwoombola, were present at the signing ceremony, along with the entire management team of Welwitchia, colleagues from NSFAF, and various media houses.
As an institution mandated to provide financial assistance to eligible Namibians to access higher education, NSFAF values cordial working relationships with its stakeholders, such as Institutions of Higher Learning. The MoU signing between NSFAF and Welwitchia will ensure efficient service delivery to students.
Through this MoU, NSFAF has committed to providing Welwitchia with the names of NSFAF-funded students across programs immediately after the award process has been completed. Additionally, NSFAF has committed to making payments to Welwitchia for tuition fees in respect of NSFAF-funded students who are registered with Welwitchia. NSFAF will also inform Welwitchia if a student does not qualify for further funding from NSFAF, such as students who failed an academic year or have exhausted funding opportunities. NSFAF will make payments within a reasonable time, after the apportionment of the National Budget by Parliament and/or as the parties may agree from time to time.
On the other hand, Welwitchia Health Training Centre is expected to avail all required facilities for NSFAF-funded students to successfully complete their studies, allowing students to write examinations as and when scheduled in accordance with the Institution’s timetable.
In summary, the MoU signifies a collaborative effort between NSFAF and Welwitchia to work together in the interest of students. Despite the challenges of resource allocation, NSFAF and Welwitchia Health Training Centre are committed to working together more closely and effectively in the interest of students. The MoU signifies a formalization of a longstanding collaboration that has already been in place.