About Us



We strive to be a world-class institution of excellence, accessible to all, with a committed professional staff, educating people through an innovative range of ODL programmes, and
providing quality services in a sustainable manner.


We are committed to providing wider access to quality educational services for our learners and other customers, using a variety of open learning methods.



NAMCOL is a State Owned Educational institution created by an Act of Parliament (Act 1 of 1997) to provide learning opportunities for adults and out-of-school youth.
In November 1994, NAMCOL was initially established as a directorate within the then Ministry of Basic Education and Culture (MBEC).
This transition period was completed on 1st April 1998, when the newly-established institution took over responsibility for all continuing education
programmes formerly administered by the MBEC.
NAMCOL is an autonomous institution, directed by a Board of Governors appointed by the Minister of Education Arts and Culture . At the helm of the management is a Director, assisted by four Deputy Directors, four Regional Managers
and Middle Management. 
NAMCOL employs the services of 115 full- time staff members and more than 1 500 part-time staff members country wide. Since its inception,
the College has accommodated thousands of learners through its Secondary Education and Tertiary Level Programmes. NAMCOL Head Office is situated along Independence Avenue,
in the Katutura suburb of Windhoek.









The NAMCOL complex was formally inaugurated by the then Minister of Basic Education, Sport and Culture (MBESC) on 29 October 1998, Honourable John Mutorwa.
The College’s services are extended throughout the whole of Namibia via the four Regional and Sub-Regional Offices in Ongwediva, Rundu, Otjiwarongo, Windhoek, Gobabis,
Keetmanshoop, Walvis Bay, Opuwo and Katima Mulilo.


Accessibility: To provide opportunities for adults and out-of-school youth to further their education or develop new skills
Sustainability: To ensure the College has sufficient resources to continue developing and offering programmes in future
Quality: To strive for the highest standards of service delivery
Efficiency: To make the best use of available resources
Accountability:To provide our stakeholders with convincing evidence of the value of what we do
Reliability: To provide accurate and trustworthy information on our activities
Responsiveness: To address emerging challenges and training needs in a timely fashion
Transparency: To be open and fair in all our business operations
Continuity: To contribute to lifelong learning experiences of learners
Excellence: To pursue the goal of continuous improvement in everything we do