12 April 2018 – The Namibia National Teachers’ Union has denounced the private sector role in the pre-primary sector, and demanded that qualified teachers be recruited in this education sector.
Strong private domination of pre-primary sector
Qualified teachers in early childhood education
He also noted that three years ago, when the government started incorporating the pre-primary sector into the general public education system, there were very few pre-primary qualified teachers, which led the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to re-introduce an in-service programme for pre-primary teachers, to address the shortage of qualified teachers at pre-primary level.
“It is true that some of the graduates are not yet employed,” Haingura added, suggesting that the Ministry “carry out an holistic human resource audit to determine the accurate appointment of teachers across the country”. He stressed that “classes are overcrowded due to the financial crisis, and the ministry is unable to build new classes for the recruitment of teachers”.