Governance in Namibia
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Directorate of Higher Education, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, the Directorate of Student Financial support and Namibia Qualifications Authority, and the Directorate of Science and Technology, Research and Development all work towards the realisation of the mission of the Ministry of Education. The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) provides services to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of vocational education and training. The Directorate of Adult Basic Education provides opportunities for adults in Namibia to acquire knowledge and skills. Teacher Resource Centres (TRCs) is a ministerial initiative to meet the critical needs of un- and under-qualified teachers working in schools.
Ministry of Education
Tel: +264 61 293 3358
Minister: David Namwandi
Namibia Qualifications Authority
Tel: +264 61 384100
Public spending on education was 8 per cent of GDP in 2010.
The national Vision 2030, launched in June 2004, aspires to improve the quality of life of the people of Namibia to the level of their counterparts in the developed world by 2030. This aspirationis seen to require a totally integrated, unified, flexible and high quality education and training system, and achievement of this is the aim of the national long-term plan for education and training.
The plan envisages large increases in the number of fully qualified teachers and a substantial expansion of programmes of professional training and development for teachers. Under the plan this greater investment in teacher education is to be supported by curriculum development and an increase in provision of teaching materials and ICT.