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NUST Professor questions budget allocated to TVET

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Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance at NUST, Teresia Kaulihowa, questioned whether the current budget allocation will be sufficient to improve and expand Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Kaulihowa said this at a post-2023/2024 budget analysis and advocacy workshop for members of Parliament in Windhoek. 

TVET system is being improved through a number of measures to reduce youth unemployment and promote economic development.

Higher Education Minister says TVET have the potential to lower unemployment

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The Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi says Technical and Vocational Education and Training have the potential to lower unemployment and alleviate poverty.

The minister says attempts to improve challenges faced by TVET programmes may dwindle should the perception held by youth, parents and community not meaningfully change. 

Kandjii Murangi's sentiments are contained in the Final Report for the second WorldSkills Africa competition which was held in Swakopmund last year.

Government to construct more VTCs in Kunene, Kavango West, ||Kharas and Oshikoto regions

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The government is constructing more Vocational Training Centres in Kunene, Kavango West, ||Kharas and Oshikoto regions so that more learners could pursue their studies through TVET.

This was revealed by the Minister of Higher, Technology and Innovation, Itah Kandjii-Murangi during the inauguration of the new board members of the Namibian Training Authority (NTA).

Kandjii-Murangi says TVET is the engine of Namibia's manufacturing sector, enterprises, and industrialization and therefore, urged board members to help unlock this potential.

19 students graduates from Heritage Management Institute in Windhoek

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Nineteen students were awarded a national vocational certificate in community counseling services at the Heritage Management Institute in Windhoek.

The graduates were encouraged to carry out their duties of caring for their patients and act in their best interest, protecting their rights and confidentiality.

The founder and director of the Heritage Management Institute, Lovisa Uukelo, wished the graduates well on their new journey.

New TVET association established

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Institutions offering technical and vocational training in Namibia will now be able to speak with one voice.

This comes after the establishment of the Association of Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions in Namibia.

The association representing TVET institutions aims to change the status quo from a demand-driven approach to a supply-driven strategy with a focus on creating opportunities and improvements rather than raising or identifying obstacles.