Namibia committed to be educated on Rwanda’s TVET sector
Members of Namibia Parliament have committed to bolster cooperation with Rwanda after learning on country’s success stories and operability of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector.
According to Margaret Nkungano Mahoto, the delegation leading that spend four days in the country during the officials visit this week, Namibia is looking forward to bolstering the cooperation with Rwanda in TVET domain as both countries exchanging the knowledge, to sharing the experiences.
“We are looking forward for the Namibia government to accept work together with this government of Rwanda, because if we work together to exchange the program it will be an eyes opener for us because our system don’t work the one of yours here in Rwanda,” she said.
Mrs. Mahoto said among other things that the delegation acquired from their visit, is that Rwanda has made a good stride and unshakeable foundation to bolstering its TVET sector by engaging private sector to training the future private sector hands.
“We learnt that nothing done by government alone; they have to do with the private sectors to for their things to move. To even trainings, the government is giving money and the private sector are also contributing to for their things to move, and for whatever they do, they don’t sideline one another, they work jointly together, hand in hand,” said Mahoto.
“Ours private are there, government is there and those who graduates they don’t integrated into the labor market, what we learnt here whoever is being trained, he is been integrated into the labor market system. They don’t train and dump them and that is very good achievement we have learnt,” she added.
According to the director general of Workforce Development Authority (WDA) Jerome Gasana, the system is meant to stimulate the job creation spirit among the students and help them easily integrated into the labor market system once they graduate.
“Throughout the initiatives of business incubation center and industrial attachment, where students sent out and taking course while they are doing professional internships, among others, we train them to be able to compete on the labor market, or start creating their own jobs rather than waiting for being employed,” said Gasana.
Mr. Gasana said that thanks to the initiatives, TVET graduates stand more chances of getting a job and becoming entrepreneurs, as opposed to their counterparts from the conventional education system.
Official figures have proven that as many as 73 per cent of TVET graduates were getting employed within six months of their graduation, while a TVET graduates traceability study indicated recently that 75 per cent of employers were satisfied with their performance.