Namibia releases first statistical yearbooks on higher education

01 Nov 2016 17:30pm
WINDHOEK 1 NOV (NAMPA) - The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has released the 2013 and 2014 Namibian Higher Education Statistical Yearbooks.
Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo officially launched the yearbooks at a hotel in Windhoek recently.
Ndjoze-Ojo also kick-started the 2016/2017 National Survey which will gather information on the 2012 and 2013 graduates from the International University of Management (IUM), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the University of Namibia (UNAM).
She said the importance of statistics and their significance cannot be over emphasised as they are central for planning budgets.
According to Ndjoze-Ojo up until 2012, information on qualified human resources from higher education institutions remained scattered as each institution kept its own incomplete database.
Ndjoze-Ojo called on development planners, policymakers, researchers, and others to use the statistics to help find solutions to some problems in the higher education sector.
She further said the graduate survey will not only inform institutions’ strategic plans, but also guide policy makers, planners, parents and students in their decision-making processes.
The year books are available online through www.nche.org.na.
“The 2016/17 Graduate Survey is part of the African Development Bank funded projects that are aimed at consolidating Namibia’s quality assurance system,” Silvia Demas of the NCHE Secretariat said during the launch.
Ndjoze-Ojo invited all students who graduated from IUM, NUST and UNAM in 2012 and 2013 to participate in the National Graduate Survey by visiting their respective institutions’ websites.
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