Computer education and human capacity building for Information Technology in Namibia

  • Geoffrey E. Kiangi
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

Namibia, like many other countries, acknowledges Information Technology’s potential in accelerating educational reform. A recently developed computer education policy attempts to ensure that remote schools benefit from the technology by narrowing the gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged schools. Analysis of the policy and the efforts of NITA, the Computer Association of Namibia, to assist in training school teachers are reviewed. The contributions of tertiary institutions, including the University of Namibia, in developing human resources in Information Technology are also examined in order that other developing countries can draw meaningful lessons from Namibia’s experience.

Keywords

National policies computer science Internet curriculum development 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey E. Kiangi
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  1. 1.University of NamibiaWindhoekNamibia

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