Namibia: How ICT Could Develop Education

As a country Namibia formulated a long-term vision, called Vision 2030 that reflects the hopes and aspirations of the people. This overarching vision is to have a prosperous and industrialized nation by 2013. The 4th National Development Plan (NDP4) is formulated to realize Vision 2030 and it has an entire key results area, which is expected to create a knowledge-based economy and a technology-driven nation.

ICT offers tools and systems that can improve planning, administration and management of education at local regional and national levels. Mobile applications, databases and electronic networks can be used to enable a more efficient management of the education system. Communication tools can help ensure that policies and directives are followed through at all levels of the education system, as well as improving its responsiveness to local realities.

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