Namibia Senior Secondary School at CTPD

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What is Namibia Senior Secondary School?

Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary (junior secondary) consists of grades 8 – 10 and upper secondary (senior secondary) consists of grades 11 – 12. In principle, public school is free. School attendance is compulsory through the end of primary or until age 16, whichever comes first.


The formal education system comprises seven years of compulsory and free primary education, three years of junior secondary, and two years of senior secondary education, from the age of six years old up to the age of sixteen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is secondary education in Namibia?

Secondary education stretches over a period of 5 years from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Children are presented with a National Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary level (NSSCO) after successful completion of Grade 11

What is basic education in Namibia?

Pupils spend their first 7 years at primary school from age 6, where they are promoted from grade to grade on the basis of competencies.

What are schools like in Namibia?

Namibian children attend school year-round, with breaks in May, September, and December through January. Most schools board students in hostels and provide all meals. Expensive school boarding fees prohibit the attendance of the poorer members of the population. Relatively few students have books in Namibia.

Is education free in Namibia?

The government has announced that as from 2016, all state secondary schools in the country will offer free education.

What are the four main goals of education in Namibia?

Sweeping educational reforms took place and were initiated through various policies and position papers. Development of education in Namibia was to be guided by four broad goals of access, equity, quality and democracy.

Is Namibia a poor country?

Despite its high income, Namibia has a poverty rate of 26.9 percent, an unemployment rate of 29.6 percent and an HIV prevalence rate of 16.9 percent. Poverty in Namibia is acute in the northern regions of Kavango, Oshikoto, Zambezi, Kunene and Ohangwena, where upwards of one-third of the population lives in poverty.

Is homeschooling legal in Namibia?

As a parent in Namibia, you have the freedom to choose a homeschool solution for your children, on condition that you apply to the Minister of Education within 10 days of the school year starting.

Where can I improve my grade 12 in Namibia?

Scores of learners aspiring to improve their Grade 11 and 12 results turned up in numbers to register at the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) registration points at Oshakati since Monday. Long queues of learners standing in the scorching sun could be observed at various points such as Iipumbu Secondary School.

What can I study in Namibia?

  • Agriculture and Nature Conservation.
  • Business, Commerce and Management Studies.
  • Communication Studies and Language.
  • Culture and the Arts.
  • Education, Training and Development.
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology.
  • Human and Social Studies

Is senior school the same as secondary school?

School is compulsory until grade 10, and there are schools called secondary school and senior secondary school. After grade 10, which is the end of secondary school, students may enter the workforce or an apprenticeship. After secondary school, students may also attend senior secondary school (grades 11-12).

How long is senior secondary school?

Students spend six years in Secondary School, which is 3 years of JSS (Junior Secondary School), and 3 years of SSS (Senior Secondary School).

Is senior high a tertiary education?

Senior High School is two years of specialized upper secondary education; students may choose a specialization based on aptitude, interests, and school capacity. The choice of career track will define the content of the subjects a student will take in Grades 11 and 12.

What are 3 types of education?

  • Formal Education.
  • Informal Education.
  • Non-formal Education.

Can I become a nurse with Grade 10?

Studying nursing without matric will be very challenging. If you did not pass Grade 12, the only consideration to be admitted to study the programme is if you have an equivalent qualification that meets the entry requirement.

How much is a nurse paid in Namibia?

A person working as a Nurse in Namibia typically earns around 14,000 NAD per month. Salaries range from 6,990 NAD (lowest) to 21,700 NAD (highest). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nurse salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location.