Certificate in Local Government Studies (CLGS)

Duration: 1 year - NQF Level: 4

 

Aim

This programme aims to empower students to provide support for the decentralisation and democratisation process in Namibia and to support capacity building initiatives of regional councils and local authorities hrough a tailor-made academic programme.
 

Objectives

This programme is designed to:

  • Provide support for the decentralisation and democratisation process in Namibia;
  • Support capacity building initiatives of regional councils and local authorities through a tailor-made academic programme;
  • Provide opportunities for school-leavers who have an interest in a career in regional and local government administration;
  • Provide an academic programme that would be acceptable as a basic entry qualification for students interested in enrolling for a Diploma in Local Government Studies in the Department of Political and  Administrative Studies at UNAM. This is subject to students meeting the academic entry requirements of UNAM.
  • Provide a better chance to qualify as a Certified Municipal Professional (CMP) with the Namibian Association of Local Authority Offices (NALAQO) once obtaining this qualification.

 

Who May Apply?

Officials working in local and regional government offices and municipalities as well as members of the general public who have an interest in either taking up a career in local government administration or improving their qualifications in this field may apply for this programme.
 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (20 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English

            OR

  • Grade 10 (25 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • 3 years relevant working experience

 

Assessment

Assessment will be done through Assignments and Examinations:
  • Two assignment per subject.
  • Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark.
  • An admission mark of 50% through assignment marks is required to sit for the examination in each subject.
  • One 3-hour examination paper per suject (exam mark will contribute 50% towards the final mark).

 

Duration of the Programme 

This is a one-year programme and students are supported through contact sessions.
 

Programme Content

The programme consists of 7 subjects: