The NTA’s Standards Assessment and Certification Council (SACC) recently approved the registration of an additional five Vocational Education and Training institutions at its meeting, held on the 26th of April 2016.
The five institutions offer a range of vocational training qualifications from the traditional occupations to civil and mechanical engineering. They are Centre for Training and Projects Development (CTPD) (Windhoek); Katutura Youth Enterprise Centre (KAYEC) (Windhoek & Ondangwa); Valombola Vocational Training Centre (Ongwediva); KLM Likuwa Mechanical Training Institute CC (Otjiwarongo); and Namibia Vocational School.
Quality Assurance Manager, Ian Gicheru told The Stakeholder that the institutions have met all the requirements and criteria, as articulated under Government Notice 300 – Regulations for the Registration of Vocational Education and Training providers. “We are witnessing good and steady progress in growing the list of credible and quality-assured training institutions”, he noted.
Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing effort to increase the number of registered assessment practitioners, the SACC also approved the registration of an additional 32 assessment practitioners, bringing the number of registered practitioners to 98, so far. “Whilst the latest additions to the list of registered assessment practitioners is a far cry from the numbers required to sustainably conduct assessments, I am confident that it will go a long way in helping to alleviate the shortage of qualified and approved assessment practitioners needed to develop assessment instruments, moderate assessments, as well as conduct assessments”, Gicheru explained.
The registration of assessment practitioners is an ongoing process and qualified individuals interested in being registered as such, are welcome to submit applications to the NTA’s Quality Assurance Division.