Basic computer literacy for Namibian teachers

Namibia intends having 12 000 teachers trained in basic computer literacy and 350 000 learners using computers for half an hour a week by 2010, according to goals set down by the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) steering committee.


The Namibia Education Technology Alliance (Neta) comprising the Ministry of Education, the American Federation of Teachers, Discovery Channel, SchoolNet, World Teach, the United States Peace Corps and Microsoft, started the project in 2002 with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The US government has supported education and training in Namibia since Independence and is looking forward to continue co-operation in improving education and transforming Namibia into a knowledge-based society. The Associate Director of the American Teachers Federation, Joe Davis, said evidence using the ICT approach showed there was a significant improvement in the quality of learning during the pilot project.

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