Revamping of Higher Education Institutions in Namibia: A case study of teachingPublic Administration and Management from colonial occupation to independence

Authors

  • Charles Keyter University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Keywords:

Revamping higher education institutions; Public administration and management.

Abstract

The original teaching and learning of the academic discipline 'public administration and management' started with the establishment of the Academy for Tertiary Education in 1980, whose main aim was to make tertiary and out-of-school education available to the people of Namibia. The Academy was affiliated as a tertiary institution under the UNISA statute and the Joint Statute of Universities in South Africa. After independence in 1990 the Academy was transformed into the University of Namibia and Polytechnic of Namibia. Currently, the Polytechnic of Namibia has been transformed into the Namibia University of Science and Technology. The teaching and learning of Public Administration and Management over the last 25 years have grown tremendously in terms of numbers and outcomes. Courses have been Namibianised and developed to meet unique local needs and expectations of a modernizing, knowledge-based economy. A flexible approach in the teaching and learning of the discipline on full, part-time, and distance education mode has made it possible for students throughout Namibia to enroll for the course.

Author Biography

Charles Keyter, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Charles Keyter is Professor of Public Management in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Namibia (UNAM). He has 30 years’ experience in higher education in Namibia in various capacities. His research interests lie in public-private partnerships, public sector
reform, corporate governance and open learning. He has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals. Email cakeyter@unam.na; University of Namibia, Private Bag 13301, 340 MandumeNdemufayo Ave Pioneers Park, Windhoek, NAMIBIA

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Published

2021-02-04

How to Cite

Keyter, C. . (2021). Revamping of Higher Education Institutions in Namibia: A case study of teachingPublic Administration and Management from colonial occupation to independence. Staff and Educational Development International, 19(2&3), 105-115. Retrieved from http://journal.netsed.net/index.php/sedi/article/view/56