Knowledge is power

Otis Daniels_Finck
Swakopmund • [email protected]

Namcol scholarships for tertiary programmes are open, with the application process set to close on 7 January 2022.

The tertiary programmes are distance education study programmes, with students being supported through contact sessions. The duration varies from one to three years with orientation workshops to be conducted at the beginning of each term.

During these workshops, students receive their study material, as well as the course outline for that specific term or year. Contact sessions through vacation workshops will be held during the year.

Namcol marketing and information officer Freddy Kaukungua said that the first programme was offered in 2004. “The scholarship fund has supported many students.” He said that disadvantaged students are eligible for all the programmes. “In the past three years, N$100 000 was budgeted for these scholarships, thus around 25 students per year are assisted. In the past, when the budget was much less, fewer students could be accommodated.”

The scholarship covers 50% for all programme students, excluding inmate students who receive a 100% scholarship.

What’s available

The certificate programmes are: A Certificate in Education for Development(CED); Early Childhood Development (CECD); Local Government Studies (CLGS); Community Based Work with Children and Youth (CWCY); Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE); and Certificate in English Communications (CEC).

The diploma programmes offered are: Education for Development (DED); Early Childhood and Pre-primary Education (DECPPE); Business and Entrepreneurship (DBE); and a Post Graduate Diploma in Open School Operation and Management (PDOSOM).

The bachelor programmes offered are Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Work (BYD) and Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Work (BYD).

Application forms are available at all Namcol offices and the Namcol website.