Education in Namibia

Namibia – education

Namibia – education, The four-part education system introduced by the Independent, consisting of a lower primary school for 6-9 year olds, higher primary school for 10-12 year olds, junior secondary school for 13-15 year olds and senior secondary school for 16-17 year olds, was partially implemented in the 1990’s. The teaching, which is followed by almost 90%, still takes place in English. Reform efforts include: intensification of teacher education, content of teaching and expansion of schools. Illiteracy includes approximately 25% of the adult population (2001), however, is declining.

Higher education takes place at the University of Namibia in Windhoek and at The Polytechnic of Namibia.

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Namibia


POPULATION: 2,200,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 826,704 kmĀ²

OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans, German, approximately 30 African languages, especially Bantu languages

RELIGION: Protestants 57%, Catholics 17%, other Christians 7%, others (including peoples’ religions) 19%

CURRENCY: Namibia dollar




POPULATION COMPOSITION: ovambo 51%, nama 13%, kavango 10%, herero 8%, whites (especially Africans) 6%, san 2%, other 10%

GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 5961 (2014)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 52 years, women 51.5 years (2014)




Namibia is a Republic of Southern Africa. Until 1990, Namibia was subject to the apartheid regime in South Africa; after independence, rapid political and economic development has begun. The land is dry and sparsely populated; large areas are largely uninhabited. In several places there are significant mineral deposits, especially diamonds and uranium.

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Namibia – Constitution

Namibia Constitution, the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, dating from 1990, was unanimously adopted by a Constituent Assembly and a two-chamber parliament; the constitution introduced a multiparty system.

The legislative power lies with the 78 members of the First Chamber, the National Assembly, of whom 72 are elected by direct election for five years, while six members who do not have the right to vote are appointed by the president. The Second Chamber, the National Council, has a predominantly advisory function. The council’s 26 members, two from each of the 13 regional councils, sit for six years.

The executive lies with the president, who is elected by direct election for five years with the possibility of a re-election. In 1998, the Constitution was exceptionally amended to allow a third re-election of the incumbent president. The president heads the government with the help of a prime minister. Check youremailverifier for Namibia social condition facts.

Namibia – mass media

Namibia – mass media, Namibia has a relatively free and developed press. There are several newspapers and other print media in English and African and a daily newspaper in German as well as both private and state radio and television.

The opposition has the opportunity to speak up, and there is also government criticism in the media. The generally government-friendly English-language newspaper The Namibian leads a partially critical line and has, for example, brought stories of corruption.

The media is considered important for the social debate. The Media Institute of Southern Africa, MISA, is located in Windhoek.

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