New curriculum for schools

Plans are at an advanced stage to introduce a new curriculum for both primary and secondary schools, Education Minister Dr David Namwandi has said.
In an interview with the Economist after officially releasing the 2013 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level results, Namwandi said a draft curriculum has already been handed over to Cabinet for approval.
A product of education experts from the UK, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Singapore and China working in collaboration with officials from the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED), Namwandi said the new curriculum will place equal emphasis on vocational as well as academic training.
He said:“The review has already been finalised, it is just a matter of Cabinet to approve it. Once it is approved, I will announce it.”
The minister said the current curriculum is more academic oriented than vocational, a scenario he said must not be allowed to continue.
“We have to consider both [vocational and academic courses] because this country needs technicians.