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Prime Focus Magazine
Professor Geoffrey Kiangi (GK), former University of Namibia (Unam) Pro Vice Chancellor provides a wide spectrum of consultancy and related advisory services to Namibia's education system.
He has done the same to the international community.
A professor of Engineering and Computer Science who also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Construction Engineering from Leeds University and a PhD from the same university specialising in Civil Engineering and Computer Science, Kiangi makes his first public statements this month since his ill-timed departure from Unam in 2006.
In this interview, Prof Kiangi reveals why he
has been off the education radar yet still within its sights.
PF: Prof Kiangi, you seem to have retreated from the public scene since leaving Unam.
How has been your journey?
New executive at Unam
THE University of Namibia (Unam) has announced the appointment of Professor Geoffrey Kiangi as Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, and Alois Fledersbacher as Registrar.
...Unam said in a media statement that Kiangi, together with Zach Kazapua, who is Pro Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, and the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lazarus Hangula, will constitute Unam's executive management.
...Kiangi is the former Dean of the Faculty of Science at Unam and has been an academic for about 20 years.
Unam dismisses three managers
Suresh and Unam's Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, Professor Geoffrey Kiangi, were charged with stealing 12 computers worth N$70 000 from the university in March this year.
resigned after an agreement was reached between him and Unam
during a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.
Unam's former Pro Vice ...
Unam's former Pro Vice Chancellor: Academic Affairs and Research, Geoffrey Kiangi, and the former manager of the university's computer centre, Kaggere Suresh, were informed on Friday that the Prosecutor General had instructed that they should be arraigned in the Windhoek Regional Court on a charge of theft.Kiangi
and Suresh on Friday made their latest appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court.
At a previous court appearance about two months ago, Kiangi
and Suresh both pleaded not guilty to a charge that they had stolen 12 computers and other computer equipment from Unam
on March 10 last year.
The claimed sale of the computers to Kiangi
was never a secret and the computers were assembled at the centre openly and loaded onto a Unam vehicle to be delivered to the planned training centre on March 10, they stated.
At the premises where the computers were to be installed, Unam security staff members and Police officers arrived and seized the computers, setting in motion the process that resulted in the two men being arrested and charged five days later.
resignation in August last year, the secretary of Unam's
University Council wrote a letter to the Prosecutor General to inform her
that the matter between Unam
"had been resolved amicably" and that the charge against Kiangi
Unam professor suspended over theft
THE University of Namibia has suspended its Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, Professor Geoffrey Kiangi, and the head of the computer centre, Kaggere Suresh.