Namibia is a large country with a population of 2.3 million. It is active in numerous open and distance learning (ODL) initiatives and is a member of the Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA). COL’s Education Specialist, Open Schooling, Frances Ferreira, is a former Director of the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL). Namibia is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

267,517

 

252,053

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20071

69.6%

 

60.1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20081

10.4%

 

8.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

49.8%

 

41.2%

Secondary(2005)

 

Tertiary (2008)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2007)1

78.4%

 

74.6%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

49%

 

58%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

24%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

69

 

64

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

8 118.43
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.47 34.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
15.4 13.9
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017