o-ordinator dispels notion that Namcol was created only to cater for failure of formal education system

GOBABIS: The Namibian College of Education (Namcol) area co-ordinator for the Omaheke Region, Tjivenomuinjo Mujeu has dispelled the notion that Namcol was created to only cater for ‘failures’ of the formal education system.

Mujeu told Nampa in an interview yesterday that such perceptions threaten to harm the image of the education institution, especially in the Omaheke Region were the institution has recorded low enrolment figures.

The Omaheke coordinator said the institution is open to everyone who intends to obtain formal school qualifications at Grade 10 and 12 level, while others can also enrol for vocational courses offered by the institution.

He said Namcol is for all Namibians who want to further their studies, adding that education is an ongoing process that is undertaken by anyone despite their age.

According to Mujeu, many prospective students have failed to complete their studies at the institution mainly because they were being stigmatised by society by being classified as failures.

He also urged residents of Omaheke who have an interest in pursuing studies in vocational fields such as auto mechanic, plumbing and bricklaying amongst others; to register at any Namcol centre throughout the region.

SOURCE: NAMPA