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 through 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;
  • 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.

Who May Apply?

Officers 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 enhancing a career 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

 

Programme Content

The programme consists of 7 subjects:

  1. English for General Communication;
  2. Regional and Local Government in Namibia;
  3. Foundation of Local Government Administration;
  4. Basics Economics for Local Government Practitioners;
  5. Local Government Finance and Accounting;
  6. Regional and Local Government Management;
  7. Introduction to Community Development.

Fees for 2017

N$ 6360.00