Primary and Secondary Schools in Namibia

Constantia Private School

Windhoek, Namibia
Constantia Private School (CPS) is located in Windhoek, Namibia. The school caters Pre-School (ages four to seven), Primary School (ages six to fourteen) and a High School. The teaching methodology focuses on individual learning by utilizing modern technology. CPS offers a unique way of life by enrolling students to bond them into a community of like-minded people. The exclusive subject oriented teaching system, behavior system and extra-curricular activities allow building a strong relationship among students, teacher and parents. At CPS learning is not limited to class rooms only but... See full description.

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About Primary and Secondary Schools in Namibia

With the abolishment of apartheid, Namibia’s educational system is fast developing a sense of acceptance, support and racial equality. Now, the independent country is establishing a  new program across all the country’s primary and secondary schools, even going so far as to provide free primary education along with financial support for struggling students. However, even though secondary school is more than available to Namibia’s students, the only level of education individuals are required to complete is primary. 
Namibia’s educational system, though significantly improved since the days of apartheid, still suffers from a variety of financial and technical difficulties. The quality of education suffers from a lack of essential resources and untrained educators, as well as inadequate funding.
The schooling system in Namibia is divided into different sets:
  • Lower primary (grades 1 to 4)
  • Upper primary (grades 5 to 7)
  • Junior secondary (grades 8-10)
  • Senior secondary (grades 11-12_
Primary Schools in Namibia
As primary schooling is free and required by law for Namibian students, so the entire student population is expected to attend. The schools typically focus on teaching English, as opposed to native tongues like Afrikaans. Students are typically in school for ten years, and are around 16 years of age when they complete primary school.
Recently, some private pre-primary educational institutions have been established in Namibia. The ratio of pre-primary to primary schools in the country is still low, but the government has been taking immediate action to change this.
Secondary Schools in Namibia
Secondary education in Namibia, unlike its predecessor in primary, is not compulsory. Students choose to attend secondary school after graduation. Proper attendance to secondary school, as well as dropout rates, have long been serious issues in Namibia. However, after revising the educational system, enrollment rates have improved and more students are choosing to attend non-compulsory secondary programs.
Secondary school is divided in half, between grades 10 and 11. Junior secondary comes first, with senior secondary following. By completing each, students receive educational certificates. While junior secondary provides only one (the Junior Secondary School Certificate), those that complete higher levels of secondary education have more options. All students are capable of receiving an International General Certificate of Secondary Education, but only the highest-achieving individuals may receive a Higher International General Certificate. These certificates, along with excellent grades, pave the way toward higher education studies.
Private Education
Private education in both primary and secondary schools differs in some dramatic ways from public institutions. For example, as opposed to teaching English (which all government-funded public programs will do) private schools will tend to teach in a native tongue like Afrikaans – at least for the first three years. However, English is not completely ignored; by mid-level primary, English is integrated into studies and used for the rest of the student’s educational experience.
Another consideration for private primary and secondary schools in Namibia is the cost. Since government funding does not always extend to these institutions, it is difficult for many families to afford private education.

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