NQA accredits 13 training institutes

12 Dec 2016 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) on Monday accredited and reaccredited 13 institutions that provide various training courses in the country.
NQA Council Chairperson, Martha Mbombo at a media conference, explained accreditation is essential as it confirms that training providers have the capacity to offer specified courses and assess the performance of students.
“Training providers must provide proof of appropriate course design and delivery; employment of appropriately qualified staff; and adequate facilities and equipment to promote a conducive teaching and learning environment.”
The NQA will soon publish an updated booklet listing all accredited training providers in Namibia, which will then be made available throughout the country.
In a statement read on her behalf, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Itah Kandjii-Murangi said a talented and skilled workforce requires collaboration to be achieved.
“It is only through collaboration that we can successfully develop a pool of talented Namibians with the right skills and knowledge to drive innovation and national development.”
She encouraged institutions not accredited to approach the NQA.
“Every graduate must be able to contribute to the economy while positively transforming their lives and only quality assured qualifications will enable them to that,” the minister said.
The institutions that were accredited and reaccredited are the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology; Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy; Rundu Vocational Training Centre; Tulipohamba and Assessment Institute; Institute of Bankers; Kambuku Lodge and Safari; Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary; Development Aid from People to People Vocational Training School; Centre for Training Projects Development; Anistemi College and Training Centre; Africa Leadership Institute; Africa Institutional Management Service; and Zambezi Vocational Training Centre.