The then Polytechnic of Namibia introduced online registration (2008) and this was preceded by online applications, in Namibia (2013). Today, the Institution offers digital services such as the adding and cancellation of subjects for students (since 2015), SRC e-elections (2015), and the delivery of pay-slips for staff (2017). This is in the effort to embrace paperless activities that ensure sustainability.
“NUST has always strived to integrate technology in all aspects of its operations in order to increase productivity, reduce costs and above all, minimise costs to students, especially during these difficult economic times that see institutional budgets cut to the bone,” said Dr Tjama Tjivikua, the NUST Vice-chancellor.
AdaptIT provides software solutions beyond the education sector. The company also operates in the manufacturing, energy, financial services and hospitality sectors in more than 35 countries.
“Noting the dynamic nature of the business environment, particularly education, AdaptIT has taken a strategic decision to partner with companies and tertiary education institutions, with a primary purpose of creating an agile platform to effectively generate, convert and commercialize customer centric products and services,” remarked Luxolo Rubushe, the Managing Director of AdaptIT.
The Manager of Business Systems and Processes in the ICT Department at NUST, Juanita Frans, concluded by stating that: “This new endeavor proves that NUST is determined to maintain a leading role in the ICT arena and achieve a status of being called a ‘smart campus´.”