STEPPING STONE: Higher education ministry deputy executive director, Raimo Naanda.
PHOTO: File
STEPPING STONE: Higher education ministry deputy executive director, Raimo Naanda. PHOTO: File

New association bolsters TVET sector

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ELIZABETH JOSEPH
The launch of the Association of Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions in Namibia will boost inclusivity and serve as a caregiver to the sector.

This according to deputy executive director in the higher education, training and innovation ministry, Raimo Naanda, who launched the association in Windhoek recently.

He said the more the country develops, the higher the demand for skilled and multi-skilled artisans.

"The role TVET will play in this new dispensation is more critical than ever. It will be expected from the artisans to turn ideas into business realities."

For the stakeholders, having a private body as the voice of all TVET institutions is a stepping stone, Naanda added.

"This body provides us, as the ministry, with the means to engage in dialogue on matters that will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the TVET sector.”

He called the sector "the key contributor" to prosperity and economic growth in Namibia.

With over 90 fully-fledged private institutions operating in Namibia currently, he conceded that government will not be able to improve the livelihood of the citizenry without the involvement of the private sector.

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Namibian Sun 2022-12-04

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