Kandjii-Murangi, Itah


Itah Kandjii-Murangi is currently serving as the Minister of Higher Education Training and Innovation in the Republic of Namibia.   Kandjii-Murangi attained her first Bachelor’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Botswana (1982), Lesotho and Swaziland in Gaborone, Botswana. She proceeded to do a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Career Guidance at the University of Ohio, Athens, U.S.A. (1985), where she also subsequently obtained a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (1990).

For her academic and professional life of over three decades, Kandjii-Murangi taught psychology at both the Universities of Botswana and Namibia. She also served in other capacities at the University of Namibia: the Founding Director of International Relations and Exchange Progra ms and Dean of Students and International Programs. While at UNAM, Kandjii-Murangi studied and completed a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration (2000) and a B. Juris degree (2012).

Personal: Born on 3rd September, 1957, Maun, Botswana.


B. Ed Educational Psychology, UniverBLS

Ph D Clinical Psychology, Ohio University, USA;

M. Ed Counseling Psychology, Ohio University, USA;

MPPA, UNAM/ ISS, The Hague

B.Juris, UNAM


Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation (since March 2015). Dean of Students and International Programs (2003-2014). Founding Director UNAM’s International Relations and Exchange Program (1995-2002). Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, UNAM (1992-1994). Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana (1985-1988). Staff Development Fellow (1982 – 1984)