Seven Cuban instructors to arrive in Namibia to start lecturing at VTCs

WINDHOEK: Seven Cuban instructors are expected to arrive in Namibia to start lecturing at various Vocational Training Centres (VTCs).

The Minister of Education, David Namwandi made this announcement on Thursday during the introduction of his ministry’s budget to the National Assembly (NA), but did not specify when the instructors would be arriving.

Namwandi said the qualified instructors’ services were acquired when he visited Cuba in early February this year.

The minister noted that a lack of critical human resources is the main challenge Namibian VTCs are currently experiencing.

He said VTCs have thus embarked on recruiting qualified staff to prevent adverse impacts on the quality of training services rendered.

Namwandi indicated that there was also a major increase in terms of enrolment into vocational education and training centres last year, saying there was a 17 per cent increase in enrolment, from 9 972 trainees in 2012 to 11 215 in 2013.