How to Apply for Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) 2023/2024 Application
For entry into secondary education programmes, proof must be provided that the learner has passed the same or a similar subject at a lower grade or standard. This applies to enrolment for both JSC and NSSC learners. The National Examinations, Assessment and Certification Board (NEACB) of Namibia under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) has laid down requirements for registration to sit for the Grade
10 (JSC) and Grade 12 (NSSCO) examinations.
Accordingly, admission to courses offered by the College are subject to admission requirements as set out by the NEACB. According to the NEACB guidelines, JSC (Grade 10) first-time takers are not allowed to take more than three subjects with NAMCOL. A re-sit candidate is, however, allowed to enroll with NAMCOL for up to six Grade 10
subjects. Similarly, NSSCO (Grade 12) first time takers are not allowed to enroll with NAMCOL for more than three subjects.
Resit NSSCO learners are permitted to enroll for more than three NSSCO subjects per year. Since NAMCOL`s courses and the national examinations are heavily subsidized by the government, it is our policy NOT TO enroll learners who do not meet the requirements of the NEACB and such leaners are thus not allowed to sit for the examination.
Documents Needed for Admission
The following documents are needed for enrolment:
• Proof of identity (Namibian ID OR passport, NAMCOL Learner ID, birth certificate)
• ORIGINAL certificate of your highest educational qualification or ORIGINAL statement of results for the most recent examination you sat (certified copies of the above documents are NOT acceptable)
• Payment in full of subject fees (in cash or by money order)
• Study permit for all foreign nationals*
• One passport-size photo
• Statement of Entry for learners previously enrolled with NAMCOL.
You have to present the above mentioned documents for enrolment. Enrolment officers will be present to assist you
with the process. Upon enrolment, you will be given a set of study materials, a copy of the receipt of payment and a Learner ID as proof that you have enrolled with NAMCOL. After the enrolment period, you will receive a Statement
of Entry indicating your enrolment particulars and all the subjects you have enrolled for during the current academic year.
Please keep all these documents in a safe place. Your NAMCOL ID and proof of payment will be required when you
register for the examinations or when you collect outstanding study material.
The NAMCOL Statement of Entry must be presented along with your proof of payment and Learner ID when you register for examinations with the Directorate of National Examinations and Assessment (DNEA).
Prospective applicants must submit the following documents when applying for studies at the College:
• Study permits; this is a national directive issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs that all students of foreign origin MUST first apply for Study Permits at the Ministry before approaching any educational
institution for enrolment;
• Passport valid for at least a year,
• Identification Document,
• A valid Visa (if required),
• Police Clearance,
• Highest educational qualifications certified by Namibia Qualifications Authority and a
• Medical Clearance Report.
Prospective applicants can approach NAMCOL for possible acquisition of an acknowledgement letter for the application of the study permit.
Fee for lost documents:
A N$20.00 fee is payable for
lost enrollment receipts.