Name: DR. Samuel Chief Ankama
Personal: Born on 27 October 1957 at Otshaandja, Oshakati West, Oshana Region
Interests: Photography & Filming (editing); Music (Keyboard player); Computing; Travel; Community Service
Member of Parliament since 2005; Member of SWAPO central Committee since 2007 up to 2017. 2008 Member of SWAPO Party Think Tank. Deputy Minister of Works and Transport 2010 - 2011; Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources since December 2012-2017. 2018 Deputy Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Attended Kindergarten and Primary Education at Uuladhi Roman Catholic School and Oniimwandi Government School respectively 1967 - 1975; Form 1 at Ombalantu/David Sheehama SSS and banned never to attend any other school by the apartheid system 1976; Standard 8 Certificate through distance education 1978; Matriculation Certificate through distance education 1982;Primary Education Certificate at Ongwediva Teachers' Training Centre 1980; Diploma in Expert Photography at Africa United Colleges (RSA) 1983; Certificate in Youth Ministry at Khanyisa Institute of Southern Africa, Durban under the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference 1984; Bachelor of Education in English Language Teaching at University of Edinburgh (Scotland) 1989; Masters of Arts in Education with specialization in English Language Teaching at University of Warwick (UK) 1996; PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA 2001 - 2003;Certificate in Defense and Security Management at Witwatersrand University (RSA) 2005.
Teacher at Oniimwandi LP (1977 - 1978) Okatana SP (1982 - 1983) Iipumbu SSS (1990 - 1995); Lecturer at Ongwediva Teachers' Training College 1985; Facilitator for English Senior Secondary Education for Ondangwa West 1993 - 1995; Education Officer 1995 - 1998; Lecturer at University of Namibia (UNAM) Northern Campus (Head of Department 1999) 1998 - 1999; Deputy Director of UNAM Northern Campus 2000 - 2001.