Simsolia Shapopi, a security guard who works at NUST, registered as a part-time student at the University last year. Shapopi is pursuing a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Policing, under the Faculty of Human Sciences.
She matriculated in 2014 in northern Namibia, but did not manage to obtain the required points to be admitted to a university. This did not discourage her, as she enrolled at the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL). Unfortunately, that was also unsuccessful. She then opted to apply at NUST through the Mature-Age Entry.
“I did not allow myself to lose hope. One of the areas I guard, is the Library at the University, and I always used to see students studying and I knew one day, I will be a part of them. I love my job, but I know I can do more,” she said modestly.
Shapopi is a Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) holder, and she registered some of her subjects on Distance Mode, so that they do not clash with her work hours.