Welcome to the University of Namibia’s Ogongo Campus. We are dedicated to offer training, conduct research and provide community service in agriculture and the management of natural resources.
In terms of formal training, prospective students may choose from four (4) flagship programs, namely the Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop Science, Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Environmental Science, Diploma in Agriculture as well as the Diploma in Natural Resources Management.
It is important, to note that the Namibian Government had identified agriculture as priority study area, and consequently, the first President of Namibia and Father of the Nation, Dr Sam Nujoma, re-opened Ogongo Agriculture College on the 29th of July 1993 to jumpstart this process.
In that regard, UNAM transformed the College into a Campus in 2008 and acknowledges that efficient agricultural production and proper management of natural resources are essential for economic development and especially for nations that do not have a strong manufacturing sector. Agriculture offers a job sanctuary, a greater opportunity for self-employment and indeed a lifeline to the populace as industries and other sectors develop. Even after industrialisation the need for food security and clean environment do not diminish. The inevitable growth of the Namibian population means the country must pursue innovative and efficient ways to feed its people, now and in the immediate future. It is in this reality that Ogongo Campus finds its mandate, to develop innovative ways of crop and animal production as well as environmental management and pass on the knowledge to the student clientele as well as other stakeholders.
To this end, Ogongo Campus does not disappoint. Research and Development activities in crop production, lead to a selection of rice varieties that are suitable for Namibian ecosystems and this subsequently lead to the first commercial production of rice at Kalimbeza National Rice Project, near Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region. Therefore, in line with our end goals, we are constantly engaged in research, innovation and development activities in crops, animal and natural resources such as forests, woodlands, wildlife and water and ensure that our graduates are specifically skilled in the management of these resources.
It is my hope that you will find your niche at Ogongo and enjoy the tranquillity of the outer physical beauty of the Campus that is also evident in all other facets of Ogongo life.