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Majority Of Namibia's Pre And Lower-primary School Teachers Unqualified
Faculty of Education dean Charmaine Villet said at the launch of the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013/14 that shortage of qualified teachers has a negative impact on the quality of early development education for Namibian children.
"Millions of children are not learning the basics and this is due to the shortage of qualified teachers," she said.
"Many believe teachers at pre and lower-primary levels are not well paid and it is very difficult to recruit new teachers because of this."
About 2,000 teaching posts in pre and lower-primary schools remain vacant at present.
Villet said the University of Namibia has plans to train more teachers in pre-primary and lower-primary school levels.
Last year, the Cabinet approved the recruitment of teachers from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries for the 2014 and 2015 academic years.
The teachers will be recruited from Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
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