The Namibia Qualifications Authority

The Government of the Republic of Namibia foresaw the need for a central body to assume responsibility for identifying the competences needed within any occupational area and for establishing policies and procedures that led to the required knowledge and skills being recognised and certificated.

Government also saw the need for a central body to mobilise national stakeholders towards:

  • specifying the types and levels of competences needed in qualifications
  • evaluating training offered by public and private providers, and
  • determining whether required knowledge, understanding and skills were being developed.

The Namibia Qualifications Authority was also identified as the independent body able to recognise the equivalences between the different education and training pathways available to Namibians.

Government’s plans for the NQA were finalised in the enactment of 1996 legislation that set up the NQA.

For more information on the NQA visit their website here: