Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) Secondary Education Programme

Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) Secondary Education Programme

What is Secondary Education Programme?

Secondary education, the second stage traditionally found in formal education, beginning about age 11 to 13 and ending usually at age 15 to 18. The dichotomy between elementary education and secondary education has gradually become less marked, not only in curricula but also in organization.

Entry Requirement

  • Proof of identity (Namibian ID card OR passport, birth certificate).
  • Certificate of your highest educational qualification or statement of results of the most recent examination you sat.
  • Payment in full of subject fees (in cash or bank deposit with proof of payment).
  • Study permit for all foreign nationals*.
  • Statement of Entry for learners previously enroled with NAMCOL


The Secondary Education programme is intended for learners who have been unable to gain admission to the formal education system for Grade 12 (NSSC). It is open to both out-of-school youth and adults. The objective is to allow these target groups to study at their own pace and convenience in order to complete their NSSC certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses does NAMCOL offer?

  • Automotive Mechanics.
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting.
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication.
  • Office Administration.

How do I apply NAMCOL online?

To apply for a programme, log on to . Once the home page of NAMCOL opens, click “myNAMCOL” or “Apply Now” to access the portal. Click on graduation cap to start with the application process. Complete the biographical Information.

What course can I study with grade 10?

  • Short Courses.
  • ICB Courses.
  • Financial Management Courses.
  • Beauty Courses.
  • HR Management Courses.
  • Child Day Care Courses.
  • Sales Management Courses.

What is the aim of secondary education?

The purpose of compulsory secondary education is getting students to: acquire basic cultural elements, especially humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological aspects. develop and strengthen their study and work habits.

What is a Grade 11 certificate called?

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) is the current school-leaving qualification for high school learners as from 2008. The NSC is based on a new curriculum which takes into account the knowledge and skills young people need in a fast changing world.

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.

Can I apply with Grade 11 marks?

Universities usually use grade 11 marks to grant students provisional acceptance. If they meet the requirements based on those marks. The matric marks are used to confirm the student’s acceptance and these marks are the final deciding factor.

Can you go to college after Grade 11?

The answer is yes you can. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges are education institutions where students receive education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities.

How many schools are there in Namibia?

Namibia has 1,723 primary and secondary schools, 119 of them private and 1,604 governmental.

What are the pass requirements for Grade 10?

Achieved 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level, and 30% in three subjects, provided the School-Based Assessment component is submitted in the subjects offered.

Can I apply for university with matric results?

Students need Matric Results to get Final Acceptance at Universities. Universities give students provisional placing based on their Grade 11 marks. Some universities also require your matric terms marks up to your September exam results. But final acceptance is dependent on your final matric results.

How many secondary schools are in Namibia?

Namibia has 1,723 primary and secondary schools, 119 of them private and 1,604 governmental.

What is the difference between primary and secondary education?

Primary schools are called elementary schools, intermediate (upper primary or lower secondary) schools are called middle schools, and secondary schools are called high schools.

What is the nature of secondary education?

Following the primary education from ages 5 to 9 is the 3-year Middle School (sixth to eighth grades for children ages 10 to 12), a 2-year secondary school (ninth and tenth grades culminating in “matriculation”) and higher secondary or “intermediate”—eleventh and twelfth grades).

Is high school a post secondary education?

Postsecondary Education, also known as tertiary education, is the education level that follows the successful completion of secondary education, often referred to as high school. Postsecondary education includes universities and colleges, as well as trade and vocational schools.