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4 September 2020

Local Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions now have access to four textbooks in the occupational areas of ‘Bricklaying and Plastering’, ‘Clothing Production’, ‘Joinery and Cabinetmaking’ and ‘Carpentry’, developed by publishing house, Pearson Namibia.

Pearson Namibia Country Manager, Catherine Sissing handed over samples of the printed titles to the Namibia Training Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Beukes, on Friday, 4 September 2020.

“Localised learning content is of utmost importance to Pearson Namibia. As such, we are delighted to be partnering with the NTA in the very important domain of TVET, and to add value to the learning experience of young people who enter this exciting sector which is gaining in prominence as a launchpad for technological development”, Sissing noted.
“We are looking forward to bringing more titles to the market. The textbook for ‘Plumbing and Pipefitting’ is nearing completion and should be made available soon’, she added.

On his part, NTA Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Beukes highlighted the introduction of localised and industry-contextualised textbooks as an important deliverable in enhancing the quality of technical and vocational training.

“A job well done by Pearson Namibia. We look forward to the release of more titles and growing the catalogue of well-crafted textbooks. Organised into logical modules and units, these books will be used by trainees entering the system at Level 1, until they exit at Level 4.”, Beukes stressed. “As such, I encourage our registered training institutions, public and private, to procure these titles. Our trainees only stand to gain from the content”, he added.

4 Replies to “Pearson Namibia Introduces TVET Textbooks”

  1. Shihepo Dionisius says:

    Well done assessment and funder provider.

    • Erastus says:

      I really appreciate Pearson Namibia for great job you’ve done and keep on doing that. But I request you to update office administration modules also as a course part of vocational institutions. These modules are so poor in terms of information, skills and knowledge understandings. Therefore on behalf of OA trainees students I strongly request you to do huge amendments on these modules because they’re really failing students, our students need to know more about business experience/environment not only secretarial. And also negotiate with NTA management to recruit competent trainers that are capable of teaching these books.

      Yours in education

      ERASTUS

  2. Valombola Elkan .N says:

    Well done keep it up we want growth at home let’s start making our own things not just depending on other people’s countries while we have our own people’s and resources in our country

  3. JUNIA JUNIAS says:

    This is very interesting when we are locally basing our education. I like it, as long as we borrow the best to feature in our own production because when you site an important principle or content its not theft.

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