The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, has stressed that career guidance programmes should provide learners with information based on the needs of the country.

Nghipondoka was speaking at the Ritja Career Fair at Otjiwarongo.

Career paths or fairs are becoming popular across the country to help learners make informed decisions about their future studies and career paths.

The Education, Arts and Culture Minister, Anna Nghipondoka, says most learners end up in careers that are already concentrated.

"Many times, either because you are not informed or for many other reasons, everybody goes into the same career in lower primary education teaching. All of us—this is why now I'm sitting with a lot of way qualified lower primary teachers."

She says training institutions should consult the industries to understand the needs of the country, pointing out institutions such as the Namibia Aviation Training Academy.

Learners were accorded the opportunity to visit the Otjiwarongo airstrip and interact with the personnel.

Otjozondjupa Regional School Counsellor Aini Hoaeb says it is important for learners to make the right choices about the kind of career they want to pursue.

She encourages learners who are contemplating taking a gap year after completing secondary school not to do so but rather to continue with studies at the tertiary level.

About 10 institutions took part in the Ritja Career Fair.

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Eveline Paulus