The money will be used for training (9 million Euro), support programs (4.5 million Euro) and technical cooperation (1.5 million Euro).


As part of the agreement, vocational education will be expanded through the building of training hubs at two of the country’s major centers.

The National Planning Commission director general Tom Alweendo who signed on behalf of Namibia Tuesday in the capital Windhoek said the funding will complement the government’s vocational training programs.

Alweendo said Namibia needs to get rid of the perception that vocational training is not as important as a university degree.

“People think vocational training is the last option if one did not make it to university. We need to address this issue,” he said.

The head of EU delegation to Namibia Jana Hybaskova said they want to address the skills gaps in Namibia.
“There are skills gaps. We would like to introduce a more flexible curricula,” Hybaskova said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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