Revised admission requirements to higher learning and local training institutions

With changes to the admission requirements of higher education and training institutions, The Zone aimed to gain a better understanding of what these changes entail.

20 July 2021 | Education

Understanding the changes

Mariselle Stofberg





The ministry of education, arts and culture released a circular with information on the general admission and entry requirements to training and higher learning institutions in Namibia, as well as public universities in South Africa.

There are fears of the impact of the sudden change in admission on learners and their opportunities for further studies.

“In order to increase the access and improve quality of senior secondary school graduates, the ministry conducted a basic education curriculum reform. The old Namibia Senior Secondary School Higher Certificate (NSSCH) level was replaced by the Namibia Senior Secondary School Higher Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAAS) level, which is internationally equivalent to that of an AS level qualification. The impact of the change on learners means that they will be required to work harder to qualify for NSSCAS. However, most of the NSSCAS level graduates will be assured of admission to tertiary institutions since NSSCAS has a point scale ranging from six to 10 points (E-A grades) to one to eight points (G-A* grades),” Sanet Steenkamp, the ministry’s executive director said.

The ministry said schools should strengthen the guidance of learners on issues related to subject choices and career pathways in secondary schools through life skills.

Steenkamp said learners are encouraged to remain resilient and committed to their studies as teachers are available for their support and assistance.

“The future of the country is in the hands of the youth and they should be honing their critical thinking skills to prepare themselves for the world out there.”

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) confirmed that its loan requirements and policies remain unchanged, but are subject to change in future.

Table/infographic

Institution

Admission requirements

Minimum grades needed



Vocational Training Colleges (TVET) under Namibia Training Authority (NTA)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

20 points in six subjects

F in English, mathematics and science.



Physics is a compulsory subject for technical subjects



For candidates who had pre-vocational subjects and wish to enrol in related vocational fields

NSSCO qualification and 18 points in six subjects

F in English, mathematics and science.



D in respective pre-vocational subjects



Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Undergraduate degree programme

NSSCO or equivalent qualification



Minimum of 25 points in a maximum of five qualifying subjects

E or better in English



International University of Management (IUM)

Standalone programmes

20 points in the best five subjects

D in English first or second language on NSSCO or NSSCAS level



Diploma in education (junior primary phase)

23 points in the best five subjects



NSSCO or NSSCAS level





Bachelor degree and integrated bachelor honours degree programme

25 points in the best five subjects

D in English first or second language on NSSCO or NSSCAS level



University of Namibia (Unam)

Undergraduate degree programmes

27 points on Unam’s scale in five subjects

Two subjects on NSSCAS level with a D average or higher



Three subjects on NSSCO level with a C average or higher



English must be at a C minimum on NSSCO level



Three subjects on NSSCAS level with a D average or higher



Two subjects on NSSCO level with a D average or higher



English must be at a C minimum on NSSCO level









Undergraduate diploma programmes

23 points on Unam’s scale in five subjects

Two subjects on NSSCAS level with an E average or higher



Three subjects on NSSCO level with a D average or higher



English must be at a D minimum on NSSCO level



Public universities in South Africa

Undergraduate degree programmes

At least four subjects on NSSCAS and one on NSSCO level



Two of the five subjects must be languages (one must be a first language and on NSSCO level)



English requirement can be met by candidate with English first or second language at NSSCO or NSSCAS level (offers first language)

Similar News

 

Mobile app counsels San learners

3 days ago - 22 September 2021 | Education

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFocusing on curbing high school dropout rates at Donkerbos Village in the Omaheke Region, a Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) computer science...

Namdeb continues journey to provide better education for all

4 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

In line with Namdeb’s continuous pursuit of social responsibility objectives, Oranjemund Private School (OPS) donated approximately 3 000 sets of library books to Ambrosius Amuntenya...

Star Teacher of the Week

4 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

1. When and where did your teaching profession start? My teaching career started in 2008 at a school in Omaheke Region called Gustav Kandjii Junior...

MTN Namibia and Old Mutual join hands in education

4 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe ministry of education, arts and culture recently received continuing professional development material worth N$370 000 from Old Mutual and MTN Namibia.MTN Namibia and...

Namcol hosts 20th graduation ceremony

4 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Education

Enzo AmueleThe Namibian College for Open Learning (Namcol) held its 20th graduation ceremony at the Jetu Jam facility in Windhoek on 16 September 2021.The theme...

Unam dogged by fraud claims

1 week ago - 17 September 2021 | Education

MATHIAS HAUFIKU WINDHOEK The University of Namibia (Unam) is facing criticism from its staffers for allegedly refusing to...

Impact of 2022 school calendar on education sphere

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Mariselle StofbergThe ministry of education, arts and culture announced a change in the amount of terms for the 2022 school calendar. The new approved school...

Your planning survival kit

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Mariselle Stofberg and Jeanette DiergaardtThe idea of exams and tests keeps learners up at all hours of the night. You stress about the amount of...

Star teacher of the week

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Can you tell us who inspired you to become a teacher and where and when your teaching journey started?I was inspired by Mrs Dipare, she...

Designing a better future

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Education

Yochanaan Coetzee Visual media is a universal format that cuts across the barriers of race, language and cultural context. Through illustration and art, humans...

Latest News

Marketing Namibia as an investment...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe ease of doing business, quality of roads and infrastructure, political and economic stability, good governance and judiciary independence are some of the factors...

Forklifting failure

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Others

Natasja ByleveldAre you OK thinking about unconventional ideas that could uplift society and norms to a higher standard? Do you like a challenge, or do...

Big thinker who is not...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | People

Contrasting with his considered, analytical, and steady approach to life, Rolf Mendelsohn is an undisputed adventurer. Together with the other founders of Paratus, Rolf...

Children abused as govt turns...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Police

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKStaff at a centre for orphans and vulnerable people in Katutura...

Economy crawls into the green

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy WINDHOEKNamibia’s economy grew by 1.6% for the three months ended 30 June, the first positive year-on-year quarterly growth since the...

Oxygen giant spreads misinformation in...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Health

MADLEN DAVIES and TUYEIMO HAIDULA LONDON/OSHAKATI One of the world’s biggest industrial gas companies spread misinformation in an attempt to stop...

Nigeria aims to boost oil...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Economics

Nigeria said Wednesday it aims to produce 1.88 million barrels per day of crude oil next year and the budget will be based on the...

Submissions open for Hollard Sport...

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Economics

STAFF REPORTERLockdown and the limitations on gatherings and events have driven those in the sports marketing and promotional space to have to adapt, digitise, dig...

An easy ride-hailing platform

1 day - 24 September 2021 | Others

Wetumwene Shikage The everyday experience for many Namibians of getting a taxi to from different locations has been made more convenient. TaxiConnect provides an easy...

Load More