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New Era Newspaper Wednesday March 7, 2018

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6 NEWS Wednesday, March 7 2018 | NEW ERA Proliferation of unaccredited colleges a cause for concern ORANJEMUND TOWN COUNCIL VACANCIES Oranjemund Town is established in terms of the Local Authority Act, Act 23 of 1992 (as amended) which mandates the Town Council with the provision and maintenance of municipal services and the facilitation of economic Position 1 Department : Finance & Human Resources Position : Manager – HR & Finance Minimum requirement: Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 7 from an accredited college or university. Major course (6) years is a prerequisite in at least 2 of the above mentioned discipline, of which at least 3 years should have been at senior supervisory level. Experience of working in Local Authority environment in the same position will serve as an advantage. Special Requirements- Driving License Code B Responsibilities: directing, supervising and coordinating the activities of the Finance, and Human Resources. The position is To plan, direct and coordinate overall human resources strategy for the organization, develop and implement policies and procedures and to provide council and assistance to all levels of management through specialized human resources service practitioners. The incumbent also facilitates major organizational interventions and human resources projects and monitors the implementation thereof. Only individuals who are attentive to details, performance driven attitude, service oriented and energetic, high integrity, reliable and honest need to apply. Position 2 Department : Local Economic Development & Community Services Minimum requirement: 3 year Diploma / Degree in Degree in Project and Business Management or equivalent of which at least 1 year should have been in a supervisory capacity. Special Requirements- Driving License Code B Responsibilities: To contribute towards the creation of an enabling environment for micro, small and medium enterprises, the initiation of partnerships and other mechanisms for their development and the promotion of their Only individuals who are attentive to details, performance driven attitude, service oriented and energetic, high integrity, reliable and honest need to apply. NB. Letter of Application should be accompanied by Applicants who failed to attach the necessary applications will be considered. Oranjemund Town Council P O Box 178 Oranjemund Enquiries: Ms. Mariah Katjito Albin Jacobs, director of the Southern Business School of Namibia Albertina Nakale Windhoek The director of Southern Business School (SBS) of Namibia, Albin Jacobs, says media reports about students being left hanging by education institutions, both locally and internationally, are very troubling. He said every day diligent students of all ages enrol in private higher education institutions that advertise across all mediums and are very visible on social media, timately success. Jacobs noted the lack of places at the established tertiary institutions makes prospective students easy and vulnerable targets. He added that higher education institutions complement the efforts by government to provide a higher education system that would develop the required skills in the Namibian economy. However, he says, the challenge arises when private higher education providers operate without accreditation or recognition Authority (NQA). “With fewer than 40 percent of Grade 12 students getting the necessary results to qualify for entrance to tertiary education, a huge number of prospective students are looking for other options. It is at this point where private higher education institutions must pick up the baton. This is the point where private higher education in the system, by complementing the opportunities created by government. Many of the private higher education institutions do just that,” he maintained. He explained they provide an alternative route on the journey of higher education and lifelong learning to many Namibians. According to Jacobs, many of them serve as a bridge between secondary education and tertiary education. However, he said, students’ pursuit of a recognised degree often goes up in smoke as some private higher education institutions operate without accreditation or recognition from the NQA. This, he says, is a major problem as Namibians determined to get an education get duped into have no value and no standing with prospective employers. “It is heart-wrenching to tell that took three years to complete, sometimes under the most challenging of circumstances, is worth nothing.” He said it is for this reason that SBS Namibia ensures that all its recognised by the NQA. Jacobs believes that private higher education institutions must be committed in supporting the NQA in the promotion of quality education and training in Namibia through the development and management of a compre- framework. Jacobs further explained that education is vital for a nation and its youth, adding it opens doors that were closed before and provides a country with the academic and intellectual foundation to move forward. He said that in Namibia, like in other African nations, the youth are always called to action, with education the battle cry. “Hard work, dedication and commitment are hailed as the bastions of achieving the dream of being a graduate from an accredited and recognised institution. As so often, youngsters and aspiring professionals need to heed the saying ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to education, much like in the rest of life. Simply enrolling at a higher education institution and paying large sums of money for a course does not guarantee a recognised SBS Namibia is accredited by Authority (SAQA) and recognised by the NQA in Namibia.

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