New platform to promote sociology.
Recognising the fact that these students had hidden potential that needs to be discovered, the University of Namibia (UNAM) Sociology Students Association (USSA) was launched.
According to Rucia Shali, president of USSA, the association aims to promote sociology as a discipline as well as enhance students' academic and social life at UNAM.
The society will further serve as a platform which permits students to grow academically and actively indulge in societal activities that will contribute to the enhancement of national development.
The activities carried out include tutorial sessions, field trips, community integration and fund raising amongst others.
In its first year, the society has about 70 registered members, and appointed a patron, Hertbert Jauch. The launch was officiated by the Minister of Youth, National Services and Culture, Kazenambo Kazenambo under the theme "The role of the youth in Namibia's social development."
Kazenambo urged the youth to be agents of change and actively contribute to social and economic growth of Namibia.