Namcol offers free computer training to Nuuyoma

13 Jun 2013 12:10
OTJIWARONGO, 13 JUN (NAMPA) - The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) on Wednesday offered free computer training to Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma and regional education director here, Faustina Caley.
Namcol Director Heroldt Murangi made the pledge on Wednesday during the inauguration of the institution?s new central regional campus here.
According to Murangi, the free tuition in basic International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) for Nuuyoma and Caley is because of their important leadership positions within the region.
An ICDL basic computer course at Namcol consists of seven modules, and costs over N.dollars 12 000 per annum.
Murangi said Namcol is mandated by Government to provide learning opportunities to adults and out-of-school youth in the country.
?I am now asking myself if this investment we are witnessing today is misplaced, and the answer I have is no!? he said.
Murangi said the investment in the new campus was timely and relevant in the response to the demand to expand Namcol?s organisational structures and infrastructure.
The new Namcol campus here is aimed at bringing distance education services closer to the people of the Otjozondjupa, Kunene and Erongo regions.
The campus was built at a cost of over N.dollar 28 million, and consists of an administrative block, tutorial classes, multi-purpose and resource centres, a hall, science laboratory, study rooms and a computer centre for Namcol and external learners.
The next Namcol campus will be build in Rundu to serve students in the Kavango and Caprivi regions, Murangi said.