Case study on the articulation of the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) and the formal system in Namibia

Issues of providing equitable access to post-secondary education are common inmany developing countries. These issues are compounded by lack of targeted, deliberate articulation between formal and non-formal streams within certaineducation systems..The study discusses the articulation that exists between the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) and the rest of the formal education sector. It takes the angle that this articulation is a successful government intervention, which has removed the divide between formal and non-formal education in the pursuit of supplying education to all through the provision and enabling of complimentary systems. This intervention takes cognizance of the reality that formal education alone cannot cater for the educational demands of the expanding youth, as well as the diverse learning needs of all those who must access educational services.The study attempts to answer the following question: How can we supply the demand for post-primary education via (an) alternative(s) but without disadvantaging the learners?

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Beyond Primary Education: Challenges of and Approaches to Expanding Learning Opportunities in Africa
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Session 5
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