Ministry of Education

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of Enactment

Date of Review

Name of Document

Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies

1 July 1996

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Nationa1 Vocational Training Act, 1994, so as to amend certain definitions; to further regu1ate the training of persons who are not apprentices; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

11 December 2001

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the provision of accessible, equitable, qualitative and democratic national education service; to provide for the establishment of the National Advisory Council on Education, National Examination Assessment and Certification Board, Regional Education Forums, School Boards, Education Development Fund; to provide for the establishment of schools and hostels; to provide for the establishment of the Teaching Service and the Teaching Service Committee; and to provide for incidental matters.

15 April 2008

Not yet reviewed

To establish the Namibia Training Authority, the Board of the Namibia Training Authority and the National Training Fund; to regulate the provision of vocational education and training; to provide for the funding of vocational education and training; to provide for the imposition of vocational education and training levy; to provide for the appointment of inspectors and designation of quality system auditors; and to provide for incidental matters.

15 August 1992

Not yet reviewed

To establish the University of Namibia and to provide for its administration and control of affairs, for the regulation of its activities and for matters incidental thereto.

20 May 1997

Not yet reviewed

To establish the Namibian College of Open Learning; to provide for its administration and control of affairs; to regulate its activities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

21 December 1996

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment and powers of the Namibia Qualifications Authority, and for matters connected therewith.

21 December 2000

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Fund by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund Board; to provide for the constitution of the said Board; to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to empower the Minister to establish by regulation a policy framework for the granting of financial assistance to eligible students at approved institutions of higher education; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

21 December 2003

Not yet reviewed

To regulate higher education; to provide for the establishment, objects, functions and composition of the National Council for Higher Education; to provide for the registration, deregistration and closure of private higher education institutions; to provide for the funding of public higher education institutions; to provide for the establishment and functions of a panel of enquiry into the affairs of higher education institutions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

21 December 2003

Not yet reviewed

To regulate the education and training of teachers; to provide for the establishment, functions and composition• of the Advisory Council on Teachers' Education and Training; to provide for the establishment, closure and governance of teachers' education colleges; to provide for the establishment and administration of Teachers' Education and Training Funds; to provide for the appointment of committees to investigate and monitor teachers' education colleges; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

23 June 2010

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management, and to provide for its administration and control of its affairs and the regulation of its 

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