The B.Ed (Adult Education) is a four year programme which will provide training for Adult Educators and trainers who should occupy professional positions of responsibility in planning, organization, management and monitoring of adult education programmes and projects, which are provided by government or non-governmental bodies, agencies or organizations. Its primary target audience is people who already hold positions in different areas of adult education and related fields. It will prepare adult educators for management positions in different areas of adult education and related areas.
To be eligible for admission into the Degree in Adult Education and Community Development, an applicant shall satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
a) Subject to Faculty Special Regulations, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate programmes shall be an National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects, normally in not more than three examination sittings with a minimum of 25 points (to be reviewed annually) on the UNAM Evaluation Scale.
The following will be taken into consideration when computing the point scores:
?the score will be calculated by adding together the points of the best five subjects only
one of the five subjects must be English
should a specific subject be a prerequisite for entry to a faculty, that subject must also be one of the five subjects counted.
b) English is a compulsory subject and should normally be obtained at NSSC (English as a Second Language) grade C or better, or at NSSC (English as a First Language) grade D or better.
c) A pass in the Diploma Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Namibia.
d) Other school-leaving qualifications may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives, and will be evaluated according to Regulation G.9 (1)
e) Places will be awarded on the basis of merit. Therefore the possession of an NSSC with a minimum score does not necessarily guarantee admission. Entrance is based upon places available within the faculties.
f) Faculty admission requirements are prescribed by each Faculty. Prospective students must acquaint themselves with the faculty admission requirements as may include an admission test.
g) The University of Namibia reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.
Duration of Studies:
The B.Ed (Adult Education) shall be offered as a four-year programme with entrance at Year Two for those holding a Diploma in Adult Education or related field.
Year 1, Semester 1
English Communication and Study Skills
Communication and Technology
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education
Introduction to Community Development
Primer Design and Teaching
Introduction to Business Management
Year 1, Semester 2
English for Academic Purposes
Contemporary Social Issues
Sociology and Psychology of Adult Education
Youth and Family life education
Introduction to Programme Planning
Primer design and Teaching
Year 2, Semester 1
Community Development Studies 1
Needs assessment in Community Development and Adult Education