Kai ||Ganaxab youth skills centre opens

The Kai ||Ganaxab Youth Skills Centre outside Mariental in the Hardap Region will offer vocational training as of next year.

This comes after the government, through the Namibia Training Authority, transformed the youth skills development centre into a fully fledged technical and vocational educational training centre at a cost of just over N$160 million.

The upgraded Kai||Ganaxab centre, one of the biggest in the country, was officially inaugurated on Friday. 

Namibia, European Union to prioritise local skill development

Local skills development, with a particular emphasis on vocational training, will be a critical feature of the partnership between Namibia and the European Union.

President Hage Geingob and the President of the EU Commission, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, agreed on this approach, which was reiterated during the inaugural Global Gateway Forum underway in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

President Geingob's speech was read on his behalf by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

NIPAM says it is imperative to consider vocational training

The Acting Executive Director of the Namibian Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Sankwasa Mubita, says it is imperative to consider vocational training as it contributes to the growth of the country.

Mubita said this at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between NIPAM and the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC).

The three-year-long MoU will help promote and develop areas of mutual interest in fields related to, but not limited to, capacity-building research and marketing.

Vocational training could be the solution to improve quality of education- Hei

The Managing Director of High Economic Intelligence, Salomo Hei believes vocational training could be part of the solution to improve the quality of education in the country.

Salomo Hei addressed a Nedbank economic breakfast panel discussion, held at Swakopmund.

Hei says Namibia has worked hard to improve access to basic education, but there is still significant work to be done.

It is imperative that government ensures education is adequately resourced he added.

Vocational training to be solution to low education quality

The Managing Director of High Economic Intelligence in Namibia believes vocational training could be part of the solution to improving the quality of education in the country.

Salomo Hei addressed a Nedbank economic breakfast panel discussion held at Swakopmund on Wednesday.

Hei says Namibia has worked hard to improve access to basic education, but there is still significant work to be done.

He says it is imperative that the government ensure that education is adequately resourced.